We had intended to spend a few days at Grafton Regis but with very high winds forecast for late on Saturday and into Sunday we decided to move. It was not until 13.00 on Friday that we pulled pins. That is very late for us but as the heavy rain that we were supposed to have didn't arrive and only one boat had passed us all morning we went for it.
After the short cruise to the bottom of Stoke Bruerne lock we filled with water and got rid of waste.
The tunnel is wide enough for two boats to pass but it can be very tight and you have to slow down to tick over to pass. It is also very difficult to judge how far the boat coming in the other direction is away from you. So if you can get through with out meeting any boats all the better and as we had only seen one other boat all day we thought there wouldn't be any boats coming through...... But guess what...We passed 6 boats on our journey through and it took us 35 minutes to go through. And we got a bit wet but its all good fun.
On Saturday we pulled pins at 08.55 and cruised for an hour to Bugbrooke. Then later in the afternoon the wind started to pick up. It was a lot stronger than last weekend and we really got rocked around all night. We have 25 mb/s of Internet which is really good . We need good Internet as Spurs are playing on Sunday and we watch it on the laptop with Sky go thanks to my lovely parents and we also have BT sport thanks to my lovely sister. (Got to keep them happy).
It is now 09.30 on Sunday morning and the sun is out and putting 12 amps into the batteries. We are just about to walk into Bugbrooke village and pick up a newspaper then its back to Inca to settle down to watch the football
..................COME ON YOU SPURS..................