I know you will find this hard to believe but there is no supply of fresh drinking water for boaters in St. Neots. The Imray guide shows a water point, the Environment Agency map shows a water point but... it doesn't work. I contacted the EA and got the response that the local council had cut off the supply because it was abused. An alternative tale from a local boater is that the council provided the water but that the EA wouldn't pay for it. I have now emailed the Town council and while they think about responded we have simply pulled pins and moved on towards Bedford in search of fresh water.
Caxton waiting at Eaton Socon lock landing, the first lock going out of St. Neots.
It's a bit special isn't it?
And so is this. We are approaching the A1 and about to go underneath both carriageways. I have driven over this too many times to count but this is the first time I have seen it from the water.
And now we have gone under the northbound carriageway.
Roxton lock landing - it was a bit of a struggle getting in here as the wind was gusting a warp speed and pushing Caxton away - a little temper might have been shown...
The weather was getting a bit lively by the time we approached Gt Barford - time to stop perhaps
And so we did. Another fine Goba mooring.