We had a bit of a drama this morning.. Al was drying her hair when she let out a loud scream as her hair dryer had blown up right by her face. She threw the hair dryer down on the floor and Del (who was standing on the stern) leapt in to find Al in a bit of shock. It is only 6 months old and had broken up inside and was smoking as Del unplugged it and got it off the floor. Luckily Al was ok... Still in a bit of shock we set off at 8.30am and as we untied two single handed boats came racing past us. So we just took our time to get up to the lock which was walkable..
We then got to the Marsworth flight of seven locks and soon met Keith who was the volunteer lock keeper.
At the top we took a sharp right turn and went up the shallow Wendover Arm..
Del watched the football and then did the brasses on Derwent6.. It is so quiet here you can hear a pin drop, but you can just listen to the birds and watch the planes in the distance landing at Luton.. Oh and we lit the fire for the first time this autumn..