Journey North 6: Ditchford – Northampton  

12 miles, 13 locks

A fairly relaxed day as we only needed to get to Northampton Marina. We’re leaving Willow there for a couple of days in the safe hands of our friends who run the marina. We are needed up in Bollington at the yard for the busy Easter weekend. 

The run into Northampton was quiet – very few boats out and about and we didn’t get to share any locks again today. 

Leaving the mooring at Ditchford

At Doddington, we were hailed by someone on the bank saying “Is that a Severner?” which was nice and in fact only the second time anyone has said that! (The first time was at Brinklow).
We also stopped at the new White Mills Marina for fuel. The diesel pump is right at the back of the marina, and the entrance is tricky in a full length boat, but it is manageable. Our usual Nene fuel supplier, Alan on fuel boat Bletchley, was having work done on the boat so wasn’t around to supply us. 

Last guillotine lock at Weston Favell

We got to Northampton at about 3:30 and got settled in with our electric connection plugged in etc. Now we’re eating out at the local curry house, celebrating our last Nene trip!

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