Well after yesterday, when we got sent off "parading" when we weren't expecting to, that wasn't going to happen again, was it ? No, of course not! As far as we could find out, we had time to sort ourselves out, and should be parading in the afternoon this time.
|Ex Blue Line "Stanton", "Renfrew", "Nutfield" & "Raymond".|
|Happy owner of 100 year old "Hampton".|
|I had obviously been asked to hold back (Photo: Ian Mulford)|
This slow progress around what is little more than a 1 mile circuit still amuses. Sometimes you actually get going for a bit, but more often than not, you are either tickling along very slowly indeed, or simply trying to hold a position, without going forwards or backwards, whilst those in front sort themselves out. Today it was quite windy, so staying in position was a bit harder, but still not too bad.
|My two favourite tugs! - "Vesta" & "Sickle"|
Back on the mooring, I again had time to explore, and look at boats. We walked back up to Braunston Turn, and as well as taking photos, I tried with no great success to use a simple video camera I had managed to buy a while back, but never really used.
|Waiting for "Vesta" whilst reversing around Braunston Turn.|
|"Sextans" - Sister to "Sickle" but now 50 feet long.|
|Gear mechanism, showin failed weld.|
Miles: 1.2, Locks: 0