Tuesday: Oundle to Peterborough.
Long day today. We needed to make it to Peterborough in order to be ready for our 10:00 slot through the Standground Lock on Wednesday. Yes, we had to book a slot in advance. We need to do something similar to go through the Denver Sluice at the other end of the middle level. It’s complicated.
But today is simple. Just a long cruise along the Nene. Lots ofdifferent scenery, the river changes all the time, from very narrow tree covered banks that make it look like you are going through a tunnel, to wide with reeds and bullrushes on either side that make you think of travelling the Nile (apart from the occasional drop of rain). We were pushing it a bit, not even stopping for lunch, just eating sandwiches on the go, but still found it relaxing.
Apart from the sodding manual guillotine locks 🙁