Long Buckby

Saturday August 4

Great day's boating! Weather went from cloudy to bright sun. Blisworth Tunnel was very wet but that was hardly surprising given the recent rain!

As usual Steve greeted waterways users as we went along. It was great to find an angler near Furnace Wharf, Nether Heyford who reads our blog.

Historic tug White Heather going down Buckby Flight

We went swiftly up the Buckby flight with a Napton Narrowboats seventy footer with a very helpful crew. Met several crews today making their way to the IWA Festival at St Ives and one boat going to the folk festival at Cropredy. It appears that the EA have started to remove some of the red boards on the Thames so our trip along the Isis looks more certain. Tomorrow we aim to have a short trip to Braunston.

Langit Company on the move

Sat outside to eat at the New Inn at the top of the flight. Food was as good as ever but they were very busy and the service was slow. Steve had a great pint of Frog Island and Maggie had a half of cider called Old Rose that she rated highly. It was busy at Norton Junction. Took the last mooring just below the pub.

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