This was the second and final weekend allocated to completing getting "Sickle" back from Alvecote to her home mooring. Again it involved "two car shuffles", but as the boat was now closer to home, fortunately not with the mileages we had to cover in cars last weekend. Last weekend had also seen us mislay one of the keys to one car by the end of it. The strong hope was that it would turn up on "Sickle" this weekend, and indeed it did. We can be fairly dippy sometimes!
|Working our way slowly up the Braunston flight.|
|.......and equally slowly down the Buckby flight!|
|Cath sits crocheting waiting for the boat that never came!|
All this delay made us far far later into the long pound to Stoke Bruerne than we ever intended, so what should have been an early arrival there, actually turned into quite a late one. We had planned to have all our evening meals in pubs, and had no food available to cook, so getting to the Boat was a priority. No problem of course, and I love this pub, which we now laughingly refer to as our "local" even though we live nowhere near it. Food is always OK, though certainly not as out of the ordinary as what we ate last night.
Braunston to Stoke Bruerne
Miles: 20.3, Locks: 13
Total Miles: 563.0, Locks: 328 (Worked)
(I'm treating the delayed return of Sickle as part of the overall summer trip with both boats).