Waterway Routes maps I had miscalculated the time it would take to get to Northampton. Somehow I subtracted two hours from the eight shown, and thought we could arrive at the Northampton Arm locks in time to beat the 1530 cut-off. We arrived in Northampton at about 1630, i.e. at exactly the time predicted by WR, and too late to start on the flight.
On the right below Northampton Lock is a curious oversize boat. Far too tall for the bridges either side of its mooring.
I was sorting a few things out on the boat while Jan was shopping when there was a knock. Bob from Bimble was there, suggesting that we might like to join him and Dave and Marjorie from Constable for a curry in the town (city?) later. Well, a no-brainer really. Before we went we all convened on Jubilee for drinks.
|Me, Jan, Marjorie, Dave and Bob|
We plan to start on the 17 locks at 0900 tomorrow with the intention of getting to Wolverton before Ally has her second baby. The signs are that it might be coming soon: Jan might have to leave me to single hand the boat while she goes off by train. We shall see what transpires.