We left Braunston after taking a look around Midland Chandlers, (I bought an exhaust bandage to fix the leak), and made our way down to Braunston Locks, through Braunston Tunnel, straight on past Norton Junction to the Buckby Locks. As we approached the locks at Braunston there was a helicopter circling above and eventually it landed in an adjacent field. Turns out there was a bit of an incident going on at the canal side ahead. Apparently a woman had stepped off a narrowboat, slipped and fell hitting her head on the concrete quay side. All was well in the end, she was up and walking after the paramedics had done their bit.
We met up with a smashing couple today, Raymond and Jane aboard N.B. Kathleen Margaret, we twinned up with them to go down the Braunston and Buckby Locks. There are currently notices on most of the locks requesting that you wait an hour if there is just one boat, for another to come along so you can share the locks and save water.
We went ahead of our new found friends and moored up at The Wharf in Bugbrooke where they passed us shortly after. Hopefully we'll meet again soon.
|Air Ambulance in a field near Braunston Top Lock|
Pretty country property at Norton Junction