The agreement between Narrowboat Matilda Rose and Nb Caxton had been that once we left the fenland rivers we would make a dirty dash for Northampton to get off of 'rivers', i.e. the R. Nene, ahead of any flood threats that autumn might throw our way. Well we needn't have worried because all things rivery have been totally benign this year and us fenland virgins have had a wonderful time out here. We took four days to get from Peterborough to Northampton covering close to a 100 lock miles. Our first stop was Fotheringhay, second stop Thrapston, third stop Earls Barton leaving us a short hop into Northampton town for the weekend.