|We moored near Elton lock and wandered down to The Crown pub in the village, who should we meet there? Jan Pickles & H.|
Monday, 11 January 2016
|The lovely moorings at Wansford, taken from the railway bridge.|
|Great weather for early October!|
|A nice and informative sign|
|This Swedish locomotive is often used for filming continental scenes.|
|Sunset over Wansford railway bridge.|
|We had a nice breakfast in the friendly station cafe. Good toilet facilities here too.|
|Heading down the straight and wide channel that leads to Dog in a Doublet.|
|A squadron of swans kept flying and landing in front of us.|
|The condemned visitor moorings, with their rotting decking, removed mooring bollards and fenced off pedestrian access. We had no choice, we had to stop to check coolant levels. The |
Dog in a Doublet lock can be seen ahead.
|We had planned a visit to the Dog in a Doublet pub next to the lock, but our way was blocked by locked fencing.|
So, we got back to Stanground lock with the BMC 1800 running a lot cooler, Tina was on duty, if you use this lock, woe betide you if you don't follow her instructions to the letter!
That night we moored on Peterborough Embankment again, John and Rita's daughter Andrea lives with her family nearby, we had a lovely barbeque then went out for a few beers.
Next day, we decided to head for Dog in a Doublet lock, where we wanted to moor up and visit the pub.