A pleasant Sunday morning tootle with Neil. & Terry.Young from SotP starting at Willy Watt's marina at Ringstead
It looked like the recent floods had been altogether too much for these boats
But even in winter garb the river is a better place to be than Tescos with Mrs Patterdale
A planning application was put in to fell tese trees and install another marina - thankfully the recession put paid to that bit of barbarism - I love this line of trees
Approaching the village of Woodford
Obviously 14th century church builders had enough sense to put it just above the flood plain
Swift coffee stop at the weir into Woodford backwater
And time to contemplate three logs being recirculated
Woodford backwater with residents
Denford weir.......a family out for a walk decided to stop and cheer noisily for a capsize.........they were gracious enough to applaud a dry descent!
Temptation is a terrible thing but Terry had a go as well despite promising Mrs Terry he wouldn't do anything silly to aggravate a bad back
The weir drops into a small backwater that brings you out next to Denford Lock - is it just me or do others see industrial beauty in these guillotine gates?
The old bridge by Mill Marina - no longer a marina but once Northamptonshire's premier holiday destination
And finally to Nine Arches Bridge at Thrapston with the sun still shining and the finish of another Nene mission.