Not hard in two days, but despite a deliberately late start on Saturday, we decided we really would like to do the trip in one day, giving us the opportunity of an evening meal in Braunston, and meeting people the next day.
|Edgeware and Balham looking increasingly unloved.|
|Waiting for Whilton lock.|
|Cath between locks in the Braunston flight.|
|And then it rained some!|
|Sickle passes Chertsey after the worst of the rain.|
|Panther, Victoria, Bordesley and Cyprus.|
Not only was Mike Askin towing butty Bordesley up for its owner, he had also managed to take on another load of coal, despite having been laboriously unloaded to another boat at Stoke Bruerne.
|Belelgeuse, Renfrew and Owl|
Our intention on the Sunday was to spend a bit of time getting on with a few things, before going home early(ish) for Cath to do some essential school report writing. The reality was we met so many interesting people to talk to, that we were still there far too late, and Cath ended up having to stay up into the night to get her work done.
|Mike Askin on Victoria gives well known Ron Withey a ride.|
We had one quick run around on Sunday - I hope I'm better at reversing round the three point Braunston turn when I have to do it in front of an audience, but I imagine if things go as they usually do with an audience, I'll actually be far worse!. Thanks to a resistor blagged off Owl's owner, we may have managed a work-around to an "alternator not working" problem that has been causing us headaches ever since we first collected Sickle - here's hoping!