Monday, 2 April 2012

Norton Junction

We woke to yet another lovely sunny day.  After completing the varnishing work which was started yesterday we set off for the Buckby flight of locks.  Just before the lock flight we pass very close to the M1 – on this occasion the traffic was moving slower than we were!


Just as we arrived at the bottom of the Buckby flight the very nice Smith family on nb ‘Glamis Castle’ was going in so we joined them and had a very easy journey up the flight in very warm weather.


nb Chance and nb Glamis Castle.


The ‘locking crew’ - Doug and two members of the Smith family of nb Glamis Castle.


We were soon on to the top lock and were amazed how much the trees were all starting to turn green.  The house on the left is very very nice and adds to the beauty of this particular pound.  After leaving the lock flight we turned right at Norton Junction to moor up for the afternoon as it was now lunch time.


We went up to Weltonfield Marina to wind and came back and moored next to Del and Al on nb Derwent 6.  Al was out shopping  when we arrived (as they had use of a car today) and when she returned she very kindly drove Doug into Long Buckby as we’d run out of essentials. 


The weather has gone off a bit this afternoon but has still been good enough to spend some time relaxing on the rear deck - then James started polishing the boat “just for a change”!  Tonight we plan to go with Del and Al for a meal at the New Inn at Buckby top lock.

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