Leaving our pleasant lakeside mooring behind, we soon passed under the railway viaduct and paused in Wellingborough. While the others shopped, John emptied holding tanks and chatted to a gentleman who remembered the grain barges unloading at Whittons mill opposite, many years ago.
|approaching Wellingborough Lower Lock|
|checking water quality|
|Whittons Mill, Wellingborough|
|Upper Wellingborough Lock|
|Jophina II at Northampton Boat Club, which had welcoming signs|
Passing through the flood gate, we moored on the Northampton Washlands EA pontoon close by. The distant hum of road traffic did not spoil the tranquil beauty.
|the Washlands are a large flood relief area below Abington Lock, Northampton|