Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Days 3 & 4

The journey to Foxton on Monday was lovely.

Our overnight mooring

Arriving at Foxton Locks in beautiful warm and sunny weather, we found a good spot to moor at the top of the staircase, close to the cafe - we planned to have breakfast there in the morning. 

I just had to have a wander around the site, I love it so much. It was very quiet.

The last time we ascended Foxton Locks, it was in the best kind of winter weather. Today, Tuesday, we descended in the best kind of summer weather. Foxton is lovely in both! We started the day with breakfast from the cafe at what was formerly the lock-keeper's house, eaten in the old stables in which boat horses used to be housed. The breakfast was a huge two eggs, two bacon, two sausages, beans and mushrooms with a large bap – for an amazing £4.50 each - , washed down with tea and coffee.

With that inside us (we needed no lunch later!), we took on water, and made our way down the locks in beautiful weather, although a strong breeze started about half way down, and continued for the rest of the day. We weren't hurrying. We'd made a lazy start to the day and travelled slowly, arriving mid-afternoon at a mooring half a mile or so from the village of Fleckney, where we bought food from the Co-Op. We spent the night here, looking with some concern at clouds building as night moved in.

I forgot to say on Saturday – I had another sighting of the other Kantara that morning. She sailed past the marina, going south. What a same that we would be heading north, and would not have a chance of seeing her again, and perhaps chatting with the owners.

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