Saturday, 6 August 2011

Ladder bridge…

We had a nice little cruise this morning from the top of Claydon Locks.  Good job we are on the summit as neither of us was in any fit state to be tackling a load of locks today.  Cassie had her latest fit at 1 am this morning, quite a severe one, and we were pacing the very dark towpath for an hour with her weaving around our legs in anti-clockwise circles.  She was very distressed and disorientated and almost impossible to control, almost falling into the water several times, despite being on a very short lead.  She quietened down after about an hour, and after we had settled her we were able to go back to bed.  However, I couldn’t get back to sleep and was still awake at 4 am.  I dropped off soon after that, but was very restless, waking numerous times until Rog got up and made some tea about 7.30.  I hauled myself out of bed around 8.15 and we were underway by 9.  We stopped at Fenny to top up the water tank, and reached our planned mooring at Ladder Bridge by midday.  It’s the nicest place to moor on the summit – with views over towards Napton.  We may stay here tomorrow and catch up on some sleep!

SDC11148Napton Hill in the far distance

SDC11150Our mooring

6 miles and 0 locks

1 comment:

  1. Hi Folks
    I am sorry to read of Cassie's fitting, things are not getting better for her are they?


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