Saturday, 17 September 2011
Anyway we departed the moorings just before 9, we had 3 locks to negotiate before we reached the Claydon Flight of 5 which are still on restricted opening times from 10am-2pm.
There was a very strange sky as we left as though it wasn't sure what it was going to bring. In the event the rain held off for a good while but arrived just as we reached the bottom of the Claydon Flight.....and boy did it arrive!! There were 3 boats ahead of us but we still made reasonable time through, we were at the top by 11.30 and then the short run to our intended destination of Fenny Compton.
By now the wind had increased and as were were on the summit was really making itself felt. Geoff had difficulty persuading Petroc to turn at one of the corners, good job nothing was coming the other way......
This afternoon there has been more rain and thunderstorms but we are snug down below...
5.7 miles, 8 locks, 4hrs 5 min