Saturday, 7 April 2018


The forecast was for rain pretty much all day, but in fact the only time we got wet was in Blisworth Tunnel (which was exceptionally wet).  We set off about 8.30 and we’re soon making our way up Stoke Bruerne locks.  Adrian worked the first half, then we swapped over.  Boats began to come down as we got to the long pound.

In the village, we saw Kathryn, and the local greyhound owners were out on force.

We said hello to Mike on Jubilee as we passed, then got absolutely soaked in the tunnel.  We carried on to Bugbrooke, where we moored at lunchtime opposite The Wharf pub.

This afternoon, Adrian has been working and I’ve been writing up yesterday’s boat test.  We also went for a circular walk round Bugbrooke village, where some very nice old houses are surrounded by newer ones of variable appeal.  This evening we are meeting my cousin Catherine and family over at The Wharf.

9.5 miles, 7 locks.  (12.5 miles, 7 locks)

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