The weather looked like thick cloud all day so we got up early and took a slow cruise up to Braunston tunnel..
We had the locks in our favour for the rest of the flight, just having to top up the lock to get the gates open..
The weather was rain, drizzle and some dry spells but we were damp now so we pushed on through Braunston.
We were shocked to see a widebeam on the Oxford going up to Rugby and it was very tight to pass where they were moored..
It was lovely to be out in the countryside again with the wind and drizzle in our faces.
The days are so much shorter now so more planning has to be done when cruising.. We enjoyed our short trip down to Tring and the Wendover arm on the Grand Union, but as we are still very worried about the engine keyway situation, we want to be in familiar territory so we can sort things out easier if required.. We also have a lot going on over the next couple of months, so its all very exciting!