The Whilton flight was very busy, and there were a lot of boats coming South, so we had to wait a long time to start, although there were only 3 boats ahead of us. Because we had breasted up our two boats again we waved one of the boats behind us ahead to share the lock with the boat ahead of us. It took us a long time to do the whole flight, but eventually got to the top where we met up with the volunteer lock-keeper again.
|David reaches the end of Braunston tunnel.|
|Breasted up again after the tunnel|
|Odin is introduced to cattle|
We moored both boats up outside the 'Boathouse' pub, next to a hire crew of young men, that were clearly on a 'booze crew', as they had a whole keg of Carling complete with pressure cylinder on the front deck. They were already fairly well tanked up in the pub. So, as we spent the night moored outside the pub we were grateful that they didn't stay, but set off towards the locks waving windlasses.
While we were eating Peter and Laura came by on Stanton.
Weedon Embankment to The Boathouse - Braunston
Miles: 9.7 (Each boat), 19.4 (Combined), Locks: 13
Total Miles: 101.3 Locks: 36