THURSDAY 2ND JULY 2009
It was only a few miles to the village of Weedon, where we stopped briefly and walked to the petrol station for supplies. After another couple of miles the M1 came alongside and the canal was sandwiched between the motorway and the railway line with the old Roman Watling Street, now the A5, just the other side of the rail track. It was in this area when we saw coming towards us ‘NB MOORE TO LIFE’ followed instantly by Sue & Vic on ‘NB RETIREMENT NO PROBLEM’ a quick wave and enquiries as to how we all are and on we go. Sue’s blogg was a must read (and still is) when we were planning our adventure and amazingly we dumped into them on our very first days cruise last year
As we moved up the seven locks towards Norton Junction the canal swung away from the motorway and railway and life got quieter again. We had hoped to find a good mooring at the top of the locks but lots of BW work barges were taking up all the space, but rather than turn left to Braunston, we continued a little way along the Leicester Section, before turning round in the entrance to Welton Hyde Marina and stopping under the welcome shade of the trees for the rest of the day.