As we left Northampton behind and moved onto the River Nene, pronounced Nen hereabouts, the sun was shining, the river wide and the scenery beautiful.
|Leaving Northampton behind us.|
|Guillotine lock in the closed position.|
|Open & all ready to drive out|
Next day, Sunday, started wet so we had a late departure and travelled on our own. We had earlier read a blog by another boat, No Problem, who mentioned an old customer of ours at The Thatchers, Chop Wales, who we knew moored his boats (yes he has two) in these parts, so Tony sent him a message on fb and arranged to meet him at Ringstead where we had a cuppa with him in the Woodford Mill Tea Shop, and he told us of his involvement with 'Friends of the River Nene' and recommended a mooring for the night in Woodford.
|Chop & Tony in the Woodford Mill Tea Rooms|
|Chop & his unconventional mode of transport|
|Woodford from the river|
|Thrapston Town mooring|
|All three in|
|Maureen & Jan|
|Tony G,Teresa, Jan, Tony A, Karen & Martin|
|Sunset at Islip|
There once was a castle nearby ( only the mound and earthworks remain) which was the final place of imprisonment of Mary, Queen of Scotts who was tried and executed in the castle in 1587.
|Moored at Fotheringhay|
Friday 5th June
Since starting this journey at Hallingbury Marina we have travelled 184 miles and done 167 locks. It has taken us 4 weeks and we could probably get home by car in about 2 hours!