Friday, July 02, 2010

Wadenhoe to Irthlingborough

Miles 12.6 Locks 7
More wildlife spotting today, another snake and a mink, not in the same place though. It was noticeable that there were no wildfowl any where on the section of the river that the mink was on.
We had help through the lock at Irthlingborough as the power to operate the lock had failed and EA staff were operating it from a generator in the back of their Land Rover. I thought that the services a few hundred yards further upstream would be affected which would have been a bind as I wanted to do our last free pump out before we left EA territory tomorrow. All was well it was working. In all we have had five free pump outs whilst we ha been off the BW system which at GBP 10.00 each at BW prices we have saved GBP 50.00 on the Gold Licence we bought to use the EA System as well as BW this year. It would have been even more had we been paying at marinas
The promised pictures taken at Wandsford are attached, I do have a few more and some video if there are any requests for more.
The answer to my question regarding slackers and penstocks is that they are what are termed as paddles on the River Nene and most of the BW system

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