We were just readying to move off when we were passed by another boat heading towards Napton locks too. Bother, that means they'll all be against us!
As we left the Marston Doles lock at the top of the flight, we met ice. Now we were glad that there was someone in front of us, he was ice breaking a way through.
Now I'll try something different here, I tried using the video button on the camera, never used it before, so you can hear the sound of the ice breaking as we move through.
At the next lock we got our first glimpse of Napton Windmill,
a tiny white dot in the centre on the horizon. (hardly noticeable here, sorry)
The village of Napton-on-the-hill, the windmill now on the left.Just above the bottom lock, the sun was particularly striking on the water, with the ducks enjoying it too.
And round the corner the closest we shall get to the windmill today.
We have moored at Shuckburgh ready to get into Braunston tomorrow. We have also heard from the boatyard and they would like to get Tacet out of the water tomorrow afternoon. Hopefully there won't be too much more ice forming overnight.
5 miles, 9 locks