Woke up to a windy morning, but we really wanted to move today. So laid in bed contemplating whether we should reverse back to the marina for diesel top up or just plough on. Took the easy option.......reversing back haha. For those of you that are not familiar with narrowboats, they have no steering in reverse, which makes it all good fun at the best of times, let alone when its windy.
With Del on the Stern and Al on the Bow, we managed to negotiate the marina entrance, and felt quite proud of ourselves, and moored up for a re-fuel. The guys at Crick Marina are really friendly, and let you self-declare, which is great.
Back on the cut, we filled up with water and did our washing, and who should we see opposite but, n.b Pickles No2 (http://pickles-no2.blogspot.com/)
After watering up, we headed off towards the wet Crick tunnel. We wasn't sure how far we would venture today; We are heading down to Braunston, as the locks are due to re open tomorrow, but saw a nice mooring after the tunnel and couldn't resist it!
Alongside us in the field we spotted our first lambs
Although we're not too far from the M1 motorway, once inside the boat, you wouldn't know, and it's not like we will be sunning ourselves outside just yet! The real plus point is we get full phone signal throughout the boat, and yes....wait for it.......3G. Wow feels like broadband. Might just have to hang around lol