Last Monday, October 13th, we continued south towards home waters. The weather was not good all day.

Leaves all over the roof after just one night
We had moored overnight in a wooded section just before the Two Boats. In the morning we realised that it was probably not a good spot to moor in autumn. Albert's roof was covered with wet soggy leaves that took a couple of days to remove completely.

We set off up the locks to the Stockton flight in rain. As a passer-by said "not a good day for doing that". I responded with "no but we have been along here in driving snow".

Stockton flight

Steerer's Lunch near Calcutt

It rained on and off until just after Calcutt locks when there was a short break in the rain. The wind then got up and the rain started again. Between Wigrams Turn and Braunston the weather was plain awful and unpleasant. Mid-afternoon we moored up in Braunston opposite the Boathouse. We had an early dinner there and turned in for an early night.