Monday, 22 March 2010

North Of Weedon

Here we are moored up just outside/north of Weedon Junction in Northamptonshire.  We left Braunston Saturday morning and headed for Buckby where we watered and serviced the boats and dropped down through the first lock, taking us under the A5 road and moored just after the bridge.   We had met a fellow blogger, Les on Nb Valerie,  by the water point and enjoyed a bit of a jaw together before we locked down and Les continued on towards Braunston.
We stayed put over Sunday and enjoyed glorious spring sunshine, Jill and I venturing into a garden centre at Whilton to buy seeds and compost and new troughs for our joint horticultural enterprise of growing our summer supply of salad leaves, herbs etc.   Mind you, I am having to rein Jill in a bit as she is intent on turning Nb Matilda Rose into a mobile polytunnel with thoughts about growing rhubarb, tomatoes, sprouting beans and much, much more - I think there was also a mention of pigs and chickens and a boat-cow, so you might begin to see where her ambitions are taking her.....
Today we pulled pins at 8.15 and headed south through the remaining six locks of the Buckby and Whilton Flight.  It took three of us to open and close some of the gates because of the level of water in the pounds and we were glad to see the back of them. 
We moored at bri 21 and visited Bedazzled, buying more LED's for Caxton and a supply of their free range eggs before moving on to our present mooring.  Since arriving the rain has started and the wind has built up so we not moving from our warm hearth - if the dogs will let us near it that is...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now then, how big a stretch will Matilda Rose need in order to accomodate that menagerie? Or will they buy a farm butty - now there's an idea :-)

Happy cruising...

Sue, Indigo Dream

Nb Caxton said...

Don't give her ideas Sue!!!! Farm Butty, what next..
Lesley

Jill and Graham said...

I like that Idea, but I don't think G will, his diesel usage will go sky high, and he will definitely be under propped.
How wide a gang plank will you need to get a cow on and off.
Old McBudd had a farm e i e i h2o.!