Thursday, 17 April 2014

Easter cruise 2014: Foxton to Market Harborough (again); and killing the fire

This morning we walked up the locks and returned alongside the arm leading to the upper level of the inclined plane. At the top of the locks were a few more interesting boats, including Emu with its Bolinder engine running and shaking the boat with every irregular explosion. Also there was Alder with which we shared locks on the way to Cassiobury Park last summer.

As we were not going to be able to stay on the 48 hour mooring until the weekend we moved to Market Harborough, where we'll stay for a day or two.

It was good to meet up with Simon (Moominpapa) and Ann on Melaleuca, moored directly in front of us at MH. Simon doesn't write a blog, but is active on the Canal World Discussion Forum. I rarely visit CWDF - I think I'm afraid I'll get sucked in and spend too much time there!

We ate again at Indian Zest in the town, then walked back up the hill and flopped in a nice warm boat. I think I've just killed the fire, though, by smothering the live coals with fresh ones. Oops.

Tomorrow is Good Friday; we shall probably go to the service at the parish church, and check out the Easter Experience in the Baptist church.

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