Daily Archive: September 9, 2018


Bridges, boats, trains – and reeds

What are the characteristics of the Nen (as in hen and men, spelt Nene) between Thrapston and Northampton, a distance of some 26 miles and 22 locks… Well, there are bridges (rail and road), locks, chalet and caravan parks – and weedy, reedy waters… After a quick morning visit to Thrapston on Tuesday (see previous post ) the boats left the Sailing Club moorings, passed easily under the new (and higher) footbridge    and rose through Islip Lock. The upstream...

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