Anyway back to today.
|A beautiful Autumn morning
Despite a harsh frost the morning was bathed in glorious sunshine, though it felt quite cold. A loud bang was heard as someone was hunting in the woods nearby. Further shots sounded much closer so I got the binoculars out but could not see the shooter.
|Looking for the shooter nearby
The rest of the journey went without any problems, we passed the flashes and the 3 marinas, Woodlands, Park Farm, and Orchard.
|Entering the Flash. Not as big as Tixall Wide but just as much fun to cross.
|Water levels returning to normal, but the banks have suffered
|The old cafe and crocheted square in the right hand window
|Looks like a lot of work goes into these so why leave them?
The skipper then tried it on when, eventually it was Eric's turn for the lock. Eric had to wait the otherside of the bridge 'ole and came forward as AmyJo went into the lock. The winding (or should that be winging?) skipper started to have a go at Eric for jumping the queue until Eric told him he'd been waiting as long as the rest of us the other side of the bridge 'ole. He then stomped of mumbling under his breath. To be honest we would have just let him go up, would have been a lot less fuss!