Yesterday we had been up bright and early to get into position to meet the crew of Nb. Clarence, Derek and Sheila, who were due to come down the Foxton flight. They started down at 9.45 and Sheila and I made short work of the ten locks. After a cuppa and a quick look at the guide we decided to head for Kilby Bridge, stopping at Newton Harcourt for a spot of lunch and a visit to the weed hatch for Derek.
Derek bringing Nb. Clarence out of the fifth lock on the Foxton flight....the one where many boats smack the entrance to lock six.....he didn't.
Nb. Clarence making the turn towards Leicester ( Nb Yarwood in the background) after descending the flight and mooring up for refreshment and a 'planning meeting' in Bridge 61
Back to normality, the two dogs and I tramping the towpaths
Post Saddington tunnel where the dogs and I rejoined Yarwood for the trip through and we approach our eleventh lock of what would be twenty-two lock day.
Sheila my loony lock buddy of the day
Narrowboats Yarwood and Clarence