After our very enjoyable late night with Del and Al we weren’t about very early however, at 11.30am as prearranged, we met up with them again, this time on nb Derwent 6, for coffee and cake and to have a look around their very nicely finished boat. There are some very innovative ideas especially the expanding bed and the foldaway office!
Doug, Del, James and Al in one of those awkward self timer shots!
By 1.30pm we thought we really ought to make a move and get down the Buckby flight of 7 locks while the daylight still allowed us. There was no one else to team up with so we were on our own and, although all the locks were against us, we were through in less than 2 hours.
Doug working the locks (as usual!)
Yet another mild afternoon with the occasional sunny interval. Lock 12
The short journey from the bottom of the locks to our chosen mooring was very noisy due to the M1 being about 3 feet away(!) and very messy due to a great deal of floating hawthorn hedge debris which built up in front of the bow and caught around the prop. However…….
tonight we are safely moored just after bridge 22, away from the M1 but still with the hawthorn debris. We’ve had to relight the stove as its been so mild today we let it go out! Here’s us (in a very poor photo) under a wonderful crimson sunset.