We were second to go up Foxton Locks this morning, following nb Callisto, the coal boat. We had fairly quick trip up the locks, surprising as they are our first locks this year, Rog driving and me working the locks and by the time I’d done the third one I was already knackered! We had a little help from one of the volunteer lockies after that, and Rog and I swapped places half way up. John from nb Triskaideka appeared when we were almost at the top, having been dropped off by Ali who went shopping. We had a little chat and then he went on his way to walk back to Debdale to see how they were getting on with the preparations for their blacking.
Foxton Top Lock, with it’s pretty daffs
View back down the locks
It was a nicer morning than we expected, sunny and cloudy with a chilly wind, but quite warm when you were sheltered. We filled with water at the top of the locks then went on our way. It was very peaceful, with the birds singing. Once through Husbands Bosworth tunnel we decided to head for Downton Hill as it’s a lovely spot to moor
Entering Husbands Bosworth tunnel
We arrived about 2.45. If the weather is as bad as they are forecasting for tomorrow, we’ve not far to go to the moorings by Crick Marina. I expect we’ll both be asleep in front of the telly by nine o’clock tonight! It’s all this fresh air!
Stanford Reservoir in the distance
Moored in splendid isolation (just the way we like it!) at Downtown Hill
9.8 miles and 10 locks