In the morning, Graham, Jill, Me and the four dogs travelled by car to the village of Alwalton, just a few miles south along the A1. We parked the car up and walked back along the river to Wansford Station and the moored boats.
The river levels are up though navigation is still open and after lunch just as we approached the end of our 48hr stay on the moorings at Wansford Station we slipped away in sunshine heading just a little downstream to moorings at Alwalton. We slipped away in sunshine, sunglasses on but before we had travelled a couple of hundred yards the wind started gusting and the rain clouds gathered.
Looking downstream from Alwalton lock on our morning visit to the village to 'dump' the car.
The mill stream leading to Castor Mill
An impromptu paddle -- as usual!
Baxter leads Graham over a bridge on our morning walk back to the boats
Sunshine and water meadows and happy romping dogs
Water coming over the lock gates at Water Newton lock
Passing the pollarded willows on the river banks, darkened skies and sunlight foliage
Heading downstream and fighting a strong wind
Destination reached, moored up on the by water at Alwalton lock
This should make a 'soothing' sound to sleep by..
Two boats, snug as a bug
Castor windmill framed by willows with a backdrop of dramatically darkened sky
And here comes another April shower