After early morning rain pushing through at 5am and again at 6am the day had cleared by half nine as we set off from Welford.
Up and off from our overnight mooring at Welford
At our first and ONLY lock of the day on the Welford Arm
Turning on to the Leicester main line from Welford
Moored immediately prior to Husbands Bosworth Tunnel...in the nettles
Jane and Ed owners of the Croft Farm B&B
We spent a couple of hours at Croft Farm, where we were made most welcome, tea, coffee and homemade cakes provided, before alking back across the tunnel to the boats and heading off to today's destination the Laughton Hills.
Approaching a 'smokey' tunnel entrance
We followed What a Lark through the Husbands Bosworth tunnel but because of a boat that had preceded us the tunnel was so full of smoke we couldn't see David and Lisa until we were emerging into daylight at the other end.
Emerging into the light again
Bank repairs under way
Following What a Lark
We moored below Laughton Hill, an hour's cruise short of Foxton Locks and after a belated lunch I took the dogs up on to the top of the hill to look at the views, and what views they are!
Yarwood and What a Lark moored at the bottom of the hill
Not too bad a mooring