The weather was better than we had reason to expect as we headed over the Puddle Banks.
We’d had pretty well continuous rain since 8 o’clock this morning.
There are good moorings either side of Bridge 100, an exceptionally skinny span.
I’d tried to catch a kestrel on the wing, but the photos were blurred. Then he obliged by perching as we cruised past.
…but the grey cloud passed over astern.
The footbridge at Lower Shuckborough was erected at the same time as bank improvements were carried out. (zoom in on the datestones)
Napton Junction (aka Wigrams Turn) was were we turned right, under the concrete bridge.
That’ll be us, then.
Half a mile up we pulled in past two familiar boats…
Nb No Problem and Nb Waiouru
Very enjoyable, even with the mud and the inquisitive cows.
Meg the muck-magnet
It’s been a fine afternoon, finishing with a fine sunset over the reservoirs at the head of the locks.
Locks 0, miles 6