Thursday, 25 April 2013

First Lock day

Woke to another sunny day with just a light breeze.. so ideal. I volunteered for breakfast duties so only cereal today. Got going about 0930ish passed nb Lois Jane moored near Bugbrooke village. Sorry we didn't stop and introduce ourselves properly guys but it was good to learn from Debbie that James is recuperating well.

After a stop to fill the water tank and another stop for lunch and a look around Heart of the Shires we pressed on to Whilton and our first lock, we moored up 300 yds before the lock and walked up to have a look, Nb Cider and Rose was just entering the lock and after a very quick chat around the lines that we were lock virgins their crew quickly volunteered to show us through the lock not only that but Mr Cider and Rose walked down the tow path to the next lock to make sure we were happy 'top bloke'.  Every one is so friendly on the canal, be it boaters, fishermen, joggers, walkers or commercial people  all have acknowledged us as we pass by.

We have now negotiated 6 locks and have moored below Buckby top lock for the night. We have a good internet signal here but no TV reception.

Our first lock on our own.

Sue working the paddle gear
Catch of the day

Tiller Girl

We both feel really knackered now.

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