What a fabulous day we have had today. We left our lovely overnight mooring and followed a boat up through the locks, they had left a bit before us, so we missed the chance to share. When we got to the bottom of the Stockton flight, we met up with them and were told we were in a queue of 10 boats going up with 4 more behind us. It turned out we had joined the Lichfield Cruising Club, who were out on their Under the Bridge Cruise. We knew they were going into the Saltisford Arm on Tuesday, but did not know when we would see them. We found that out this morning .
Joining the queue and working our way up the locks, actually worked out really great, because there was plenty of help. We had to do Calcutt locks on our own as our companions stopped at the top of Stockton locks, but we had the last few boats of the cruising club behind us which helped.
We turned right at Napton junction, but reversed back to the piling to moor up against, rather than chance there being no mooring space at Napton Bridge or the bottom of the locks.
Moored up just in time as can be seen by the black cloud heading our way !
I cooked lunch and have already begun tomorrows lunch, which is going to be a curry.