Sunday, 7 August 2022

Blacking Weekend: Day 3

We started off the day with a car shuffle — going to pick up the other car from the marina and putting it in Weedon. Then we drove back to the boat, and set off about 11.15. We passed Momentous and had a quick chat as we drifted past, and at the Wharf Inn at Bugbrooke saw our former share boat, Debdale, moored up. It’s now based at Gayton so we’ll probably see it quite a bit.

At times the canal was very busy — we passed four boats coming the other way just between Evans Bridge and Skew Bridge. But at other times we saw no-one. 

We got to Weedon after about three hours and moored up opposite the boat yard ready for tomorrow, then drove to Blisworth to collect the other car. By the steps down from the canal to the road there was a sign about cream teas at the churchyard this afternoon, so once we were both back we walked under the canal and the railway and through that part of the village to the church. It was very pleasant sitting outside with tea and a cream scone.

We returned by continuing along the road, back under the railway and canal and up the other steps to the towpath.

8 miles, 0 locks. (17 miles, 7 locks)

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