Thursday, 23 October 2014

We made it to BRIDGE 61!

We serviced Yarwood at Kilby Bridge before heading off in the company of our new lock buddies, Jo and Robin on Nb. Harold.

The 'staff' are revolting again..
more phone calls and little sign of scrubbing, polishing, ironing, cooking going on!

 Arrh, a shared lock at last

 Approaching Kilsby bottom lock

 The last lock, we will  be pulling over for a break and some lunch shortly. Homemade celery and stilton soup produced by boat guest Val...between phone calls.

 Entering Saddington Tunnel

 Obscured approach to a bridge hole as we come into Foxton
 Moored up and looking forward to a meal at The Locks to mark our sixth anniversary living on a narrowboat.
 Nb Harold moored just in front of us
 Bridge 61. 
Our anticipated meal in The Locks Inn was not to be as they were closed and under refurbishment. So it was Bridge 61 for the evening and a pint , or three, and a Cornish pastie.  No problem with the beer as the Bridge is our preferred watering hole when at Foxton and the pasties are very appetising anyway.  We were joined by Robin and Jo later and a merry evening was had by all.

Joe and Val...two or three glasses in


  1. Ah, Bridge 61! A great pub with a lovely tribute to the sadly missed, "Banjo" Pete.
    Glad to see that you're blogging again.
    George & Sue xx

    1. Definitely the best drinking hole at Foxton and our favourite.
      X Lesley

  2. There you are. Hurrah. Just wondering if the new sleeping arrangements worked ok...just casually inquiring...I do know a replacement member of staff who loves doing locks, cleans and is not revolting...if you are looking sometime. Looking forward to seeing you soon! xx

  3. Hi Stalker
    New settee worked, Joe and I had that and Val had the back cabin. Extra seating in day time mode much improved for guests...and stalkers of course. We will see you before going off to Spain so next years cruising plans can be reviewed..
    X Lesley


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