I'm not sure I have ever seen so many boats on the move and all coming toward us. Hire boats, day boats, private boats, I lost count at 40! So glad we were heading toward Braunston and it did mean the 7 Napton locks were always with us. That doesn't happen very often!
|Hire boat with a list. Thats the trouble when mooring in a short pound.|
|Such a busy flight|
|Bottom of Napton flight and still they come.|
Braunston was it's usually busy self. We should have turned left at the junction, heading toward Hillmorton as we have a rendezvous with friends Dennis and Margaret at Fradley, but with time to spare we decided to go collect our new Buckby can (painted by Tricia) at Anchor Cottage.
Braunston flight was also busy. Two up and two down all the way. Made our progress quick and easy but it also meant we met four boats in the tunnel (length 2,042yds - 1,867 m).
|Volunteer lockie and Ian putting the world to rights.|
|I believe she is a historic tunnel tug similar to 'Hasty'|
|Pole in hand to check the depth. Orange defra rash along the moorings so thought it best not to moor.|
|This whole length was once visitor moorings.|
And on route, Buffalo?