Blooming 'eck!, 6.30am what a time to wake up and with no reason either. So time to put kettle on, have breakfast and do the final bits round the boat. 8.30ish and started the reverse back to the locks. No breeze to hinder us so it went like a dream. Not long after we were joined by Nb Quiet Women (is that possible I hear you ask!) and then C&RT 5 minutes later. 4 boats came up out of Salthouse dock and the first two arrived top lock around 9am. As soon as the last one had cleared the lock approach we were told to enter the lock and wait for C&RT's return at 12.45pm.
|This was a horse escape route, which, so we were told, was often needed in the days of horse pulled barges when they fell in.|
|Us with Quiet Women next to us. We stayed tied together all the way down the flight.|
|Down through the locks|
|Still breasted with Quiet Women|
So many photos of the journey that tomorrow I will add the rest. Until then must show you this weird creature? on the side of FS. No idea other than it looks like an alien.
Waiting to descend the locks I went bug hunting.
And my good deed for the day,