OK, that’s it – Dawson is no longer allowed of the boat for the rest of the day. He left to go to the post office.. it poured it down and only stopped once he put one foot back on the boat.
But, it’s time to say our goodbyes to Braunston – we have a fair number of locks to do and the tunnel, so its time to get a move on!
First stop, top the tank off with water, and it’s good to see the Gongoozlers Rest is still here..
We were joined by a couple on “Nifty Fifty” to go through the 5 Braunston Locks.. and did I state Dawson was not allowed off.. well, when he got off to do the locks.. it poured down again!
Eventually though the rain eased, the coats could come off and we could get on with moving and drying out coats in the sun!
Once through the tunnel – for which my boat pixie was back on the roof… it’s past the house on the junction – with their dog keeping an ever watchful eye on boats.
And one of those rare shots of the elusive boat roof pixie.
Mostly downhill for us now, and no one to join us at the moment so we have a wide lock to ourselves, which always seems a waste of water to me.. But we did stop for an Ice Cream at the house/come shop between the locks..
And a familiar wide beam.. the holiday boat Kailani moored opposite Whilton Marina
An onward.. still no more locks to do yet…
And time to stop for the night..