Today it did not rain!
Doing the Buckby locks was a pleasure in the sunshine.
Tentatrice on its way up the flight with Chris and Jennie.
We ended up at Blisworth where Ally and Ben joined us for a meal in the Royal Oak pub. I don't usually go for curry in a non-Indian/Bangladeshi restaurant, but I saw - and smelled - what other people were eating and ordered a Beef Madras. It was rather good, with plenty of distinguishable spices.
As we were approaching Gayton Junction a helicopter buzzed low overhead.
Oh yes - I applied some of Capt. Tolley's Creeping Crack Cure to one of our windows this morning. We just need some rain (!) to see if it has cured the leak.
Nearly forgot: the title of this blog post. My hands, especially the right hand, have developed patches of hard skin from all the paddle winding they have done. I'm quite proud of them, although Jan isn't so impressed. Once we've got home I'll have to calculate the number of locks we've done; I'm anticipating quite a high number.
Beatles, Battles and Booze - We decided to get a lot in today as the weather didn't look too promising late afternoon. We left Derwent6 at 9.00am and walked round to The Beatles Story ...
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