Very retrospective post for Thursday 28th August.
|Working boats "Fenny", "Willow (and "Sickle") at Braunston Turn.|
|Sharing locks again - ascending the Braunston flight.|
|Although Odin is swimming well he wears his life-jacket for locks.|
Today, however, I got it wrong, and came through a bridge hole where I had sounded my Klaxon to find a boat largely stopped in the middle but very close to where I was already committed to going. I indicated my intention to go "wrong side" of him, knowing my bow would slew over as I tried to reduce speed further, and could still have recovered the situation, but he made no attempt to move, and hence I clipped him fairly firmly.
I knew it should not have happened, and wanted to apologise, and check no damage was done, but instead faced a tirade of abuse from the other steerer, who set off impatiently through the bridge, issuing a string of phrases based largely arount four letter words. So if you are reading this sir, I still apologise, but your behaviour was completely uncalled for, and, in the unlikely event any damage was done, we have now missed the opportunity to discuss it calmly.
Did I mention I'm no great fan of the Northern Oxford?
|"Nelson" lock at Braunston - both boats are taken in in parallel.|
|David on "Chalice" leaves Braunston tunnel.|
Hillmorton to Weedon
Miles: 16.7 (Chalice), 16.7 (Sickle), Locks: 13
Total Miles: 802.7, Locks: 520