Cruising Down the River Nene – 2
Another stunning day of sunshine saw us cruising down the River Nene to Thrapston.
One of our first challenges was the Radial Gate on Ditchford Lock. This is power operated, like most of the guillotine gates, so little effort was required.
The gate is pivoted from below, and rotates up and over boats.
Looking back at Old Station Road Bridge at Irthlingborough after passing through the narrow navigable arch.
Challenges for the crew continued with Upper Ringstead’s manually operated guillotine gate which required many turns of the wheel to close it before we could fill the lock, and just as many to open it as we went down.
Woodford was just one of many attractive churches we passed along the way.
Our travels finished for the day at Thrapston, above Kettering Road Bridge.
Tomorrow (Sunday) we should reach Fotheringhay and, perhaps, Peterborough on Monday.