We had hardly got going on Tuesday, and had just prepared the lock at Irthlingborough, when another boat arrived; the first boat going our way since Northampton. We had noted the boat at Wellingborough the day before and they had moored up overnight just above Higham Ferrers bridge. It was great having their help and we travelled all the way to Islip as a pair. It was another glorious sunny day but temperatures were falling.

Negotiating River Nene bends

Woodford Church

Aspen Poplar fluttering in the breeze

Denford Church

Red Kite

Farm Bridge near Titchmarch

In 2006, because river levels were high, we hit Islip footbridge with the tiller pin. Thinking that Farm Bridge was even lower (with 2.1 m indicated height) we turned around to wait for water levels to fall. It turned out that the Environment Agency had removed the bridge ahead of raising its deck. Today the bridge isn't a problem to navigation - unlike Islip footbridge which still causes problems. Luckily on this trip water levels were low enough not to create any problems.

All Saints Aldwincle
Titchmarch Mill
Wadenhoe Church

Moored up at the Kings Head Wadenhoe

We moored up for the night at our favourite mooring outside the Kings Head at Wadenhoe and had a memorable meal in the bar. What a spot!