Our trip doesn’t officially begin until Monday, but we had arranged to meet a couple of old friends in Crick on Saturday night, so we set off early. We had a lovely dinner in The Wheatsheaf and then gave them a tour of the boat this morning after a great breakfast at The Moorings.
Since then, we’ve not going terribly far. We went through the Crick tunnel in double quick time (no oncoming boats) and found a nice mooring just above the Watford flight of locks. There was a major delay at the locks – apparently there had been trouble with some of the paddle gear earlier – with twelve boats waiting to come up, so we decided to stop here for the night. Louise made these fabulous scones, complete with beautiful black cherry jam from Crick Post Office. Just the job for a balmy afternoon.
Mind you the mooring has some of noisiest cows we’ve ever heard, so we may have trouble sleeping tonight!
Anyway, tomorrow is the official Day 1 and we intend to make an early start…