On August 6th, we had a short trip to Braunston. As we approached the junction a boat appeared from the Leicester Arm and failed to give way despite being warned by our horn and the crew in bow. They quite plainly misjudged the difficult turn and had to reverse back and try again. They followed us to the tunnel but their steering continued to be erratic. We left them behind as we went through the tunnel. We passed only three boats in the tunnel, which given the high season, was probably not bad.

NB Maggie May was waiting for us at the top lock. We had great journey down the locks and moored up by the marina in Braunston. In the afternoon our friends Anne and Edward Winter joined us. They are taking a week’s cruise with us.