We pulled pins at Gifford park at 09.45 on Friday and cruised for 5 hours eventually arriving at our favourite all time mooring at Grafton Regis.
After a good night at Grafton Regis we pulled pins at 11.30 on Saturday morning which was very late for us. For some reason we just couldn't get going.
We were joined on the flight by Roger and Kim on Nb Rearsby .It was good to meet you both and hope your repairs go well. Its always good to share the locks as it saves water and all the work doing the locks is cut in half.
This is the view you get just after entering the tunnel. Blissworth is a very straight tunnel and in the centre of the picture you can just about see the other end. Yet again we got absolutely soaked but had a good old laugh all the way through. We didn't meet any other boats coming in the opposite direction and did it in 29 minutes which is the quickest we have ever done it.
We picked up this rural mooring just the other side of Gayton Junction….Ideal for Train spotting .We stopped at about 15.30 as we wanted to watch the Grand national. What another waste of money that was . Carolyn said i should have picked the winner as it had a connection with wine.
On Sunday with the wind picking up we pulled pins at 09.00 and started heading towards Whilton . The wind got worse as the morning went on and on a couple of occasions we ended up going down the canal sideways. If it had got much stronger we would have had to stop.We eventually arrived after 3 hours of a windy cruise and picked up a mooring below the bottom Buckby lock .
With Daughter Chloe and Granddaughter Curly coming to visit on Tuesday we have to decide if to stay here or move up the Buckby flight to Norton junction in the morning….. Decisions decisions……