Norton Junction

A day of two halves. We left Napton in sunshine with not a cloud in the sky and arrived at Norton in pouring rain. The trip to Braunston was delightful with lots of sunshine. We took on water at the turn and also visited Midland Chandlers.

Braunston was unusually quiet but we started the trip up the locks in the company of a community boat that was on its way to Camden. We met a single boat half way up and, because our companions went ahead we worked the last four locks alone. That's when it started to pour down. We had a very smooth passage through the tunnel with no boats coming the other direction and moored up in the rain just below Buckby Top Lock. We had to visit the New Inn again and have our usual half of Old Rosie and pint of Frog Island, but this time we had some of their good food.