Friday, 28 August 2015

Welford to Foxton

Following a few days of grim weather it took some optimism to go for our long-planned 2 day trip from Welford to Foxton with our wives.
As luck would have it the weather was excellent despite warnings of dark clouds and showers and we picnicked along the way at a couple of peaceful spots on the Grand Union where the trees thin out to show rural views of golden harvested fields in the Nene Valley.
Foxton, still popular with gongoozlers, provided a good evening meal and an excellent mooring.
However do beware the ponds feeding into the locks at Foxton. A recent story published in the Leicester Mercury about a woman who slipped in to one of the ponds while the locks were filling does not bear description here. Just be very careful.