Loldia’s Return Day 5: Northampton to Islip

12th April
26 miles
21 locks

Our first day on the River Nene. We did the first three locks through Northampton alone but at Weston Favell we met up with nb On Schedule who are Canal World forum members. Their boat was very quick and we were soon flying down the Nene to Wellingborough. It was cold and grey but it was good to be getting ahead.  On Schedule stopped at Wellingborough but we carried on. The weather improved and we enjoyed a beautiful late afternoon and evening on the river.

We decided that CHIPS were in order, remembering our first trip on the Nene with Jim on Warrior when we were foiled in our search for chips! Mooring at the Islip Sailing Club allowed easy access to the towb of Thrapston where we picked up some chips and ate them back on Loldia. A good day’s boating but we didn’t feel worn out, having tied up at about 6pm.


Cruising under the A14 bridge.

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