We watched the F1 qualifying on Saturday morning before we left our mooring at Laughton Hills and arriving at the Foxton summit we watered and planned to go down the lock flight. There was quite a bit of traffic so we changed our minds and pulled back on to a 48hr mooring and took ourselves off to the pub, Bridge 61, the boater's pub of course.
Watering at Foxton summit
Nb. What a Lark moored at Foxton summit and awaiting the arrival of family
Himself getting in the first round at Bridge 61.
David and Lisa had never experienced the charms of Bridge 61 so we just had to initiate them. Lisa's sister Melanie arrived from Sussex and joined us in pub before having a tour of the industrial archaeology that is Foxton Inclined Plane and Lock Flight and in the evening we were invited for dinner aboard What a Lark.
Aboard What a Lark, l-r Melanie, David and Lisa
l-r Joe, Melanie and David.......and half of Lisa
Planks lashed down
With our boat prepared for the incoming windy weather we then helped What a Lark to lock down the flight and set off on their journey to Market Harborough.
David and What a Lark on the way down
The glorious view down the flight
With What a Lark away we then went back to Yarwood to watch the F1 Grand Prix and see Vettel win his fourth championship in real style. Tomorrow we will lock down and make our way slowly towards our winter mooring.