Monday, 17 May 2010

Warp factor what?

This is a photoblog of our cruise from Earls Barton lock to Thrapston on Friday.  The majority of the time the dogs and I were confined to the boat as we were going to be covering 31 lock miles and that meant that Caxton and Matilda Rose would be travelling at warp speed and my little legs don't do 'warp' speed.  The GPS recorded our maximum speed at 6.8mph for a short period but anything above 3.5mph exceeds my walking pace so much of the day I was up on deck with Joe and the dogs were in their beds in the saloon - not that Fletcher was very happy about that, he doesn't like the engine noise at all.

Approaching Wellingboro' with MR leading the way.  Here we were to water the boats and dispose of rubbish.
The water meadows around Wellingboro' were well stocked with travellers horses and their new foals.


This one is easy but the next.....

Irthingborough Bridge

No problem then..

This boat looks familiar..

Nb. Indigo Dream who had been ahead of us by some 2/3 days had decided to turn back having reached Ashton and were heading homewards.
Richard, Graham and Joe playing silly arses..
Sue, Joe, Graham, Richard and Jill watching six dogs charging about together.  We had disembarked the dogs,Fletcher and Floyd, Muttley and Baxter and Blue and Lou to get acquainted yet again and they were taking full advantage of the canine company to have a great romp together.   After 30mins we said our farewells to Nb Indigo Dream and headed off towards Islip and Thrapston for our planned (hoped for) weekend mooring.
Above, approaching the thrapston/Islip bridge.

Islip wharf.

The last lock of the epic day before mooring up...


Anonymous said...

I would guess that you are having major computer problems?
I think I am surprised that Matilda Rose do not tell us this??

Ali said...

Hi Lesley, great photos, my sister lives on the outskirts of Northampton so its always interesting to see photos of the area!

We are in the process of designing our boat that hopefully will have us out on the cut this time next year! I wonder if I could be cheaky and ask where you got your radiators from, we want some along the same lines!

Thanks & I hope the weather improves quickly!

My email address is


Nb Caxton said...

All is well now.

Nb Caxton said...

I really cannot recall where we got the radiators from but a search of the web will lead you to any number of suppliers - I do recall that they were a bit of an extravagance though..
Best wishes for your new boat!!