Thursday, 17 November 2011

Thursday is Foxton Day

For a few Thursdays in November Pete spends the day at Foxton Locks as the only lock keeper. It is not particularly busy but it is still great fun to keep the water levels navigable for the few boats that transit the ten staircase lock flight.

November morning

If you follow our blog, you'll realise that we have not travelled much this year. Though we still have beautiful scenes like this one, we're missing a vital ingredient - water. This has been the driest summer since records began in the UK and the autumn looks to follow. We've been moored up on mud for some time! And even though the closure season is begun, there are still even more restrictions to reduce boat movements. To that end, Pete is still lock keeping and today is off to Foxton. So it's still fun!