Onward, and we made our way down the thirteen Rothersthorpe Flight Locks after the which the canal becomes very narrow and reedy. The water is crystal clear and you can see the bottom of the canal, and its quite shallow but we didn't get stuck. through the remaining locks and we join the River Nene into Northampton. We moored just after the pedestrian bridge to do some shopping in Morrisons and then onward into Town Lock. This is the first of many on the Nene and a key is required for this one. One thing that is a bit strange to us is that you can leave the gate open at either end when you leave the lock. The first three Locks have the more familiar gates and it's not until you get to Weston Favell Lock that you find the guillotine type at the lower end. EA insist you leave this open irrespective of the direction you're travelling.
We struggled to find a mooring for the night and the first place was in Northampton and we didn't fancy that, so we pushed on to Weston Favell where there were decent moorings but they were full, so we had to go on further to Billing where there is plenty of room in the secure Aquadrome. (£6.50/night).
Oh! yes, and I have to mention, Kevins superbodge has worked a treat. With a clean air filter and no more smutty exhaust gas, TQ is performing well again. I just hope another hole doesn't appear until the unit can be replaced.