Friday, 23 October 2009

Nobby in Northampton

Of all the locks on all the canals you turn up at this one! We'd just got back to the boat after buying our visitor licence for the River Nene when I heard a voice calling my name. Couldn't be for me; who do I know in Northampton?
But we looked out the hatch and there was our old pal Nobby (well Ian actually from narrowboat Nobby). Moored at Blisworth he'd spotted that we were headed for the Nene and taken his dogs for a walk down the Northampton Arm on the off-chance that he might spot us.
And he did! Not only that he helped us through 13 of the 17 lock flight.
Great to see you Nobby and thanks for speeding us on our way - we made such good time we found ourselves without too much effort reaching Cogenhoe six locks down the Nene by the day's end.

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