Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Escape from Islip Island!!

Wednesday 20th April
On Monday afternoon the levels were still too high for us to proceed down through Islip Lock and Kev kept checking the Environment Agency website. As we were sat on the boat we heard a noise outside and it was another boat coming to use the lock, so Kev went out to explain to them why we were moored on the lock landing. They tied up alongside of us and The man & woman went with Kev to look at the state of the water levels, they too said they wouldn't get under the bridge and the water was flowing quite fast. They decided to stay overnight and see what Tuesday would be like, as it seemed that the EA were letting water down at intervals and it was probably done electronically.

This squirrel had been on this wire for ages calling to another squirrel
This cat belongs to Graham & Mel Nb Dragonfly moored next to us.
Finally we were able to leave our Island!
 Waiting to go in Titchmarsh lock
It was a lovely cruise in the sunshine and we were soon at the moorings outside the Kings Head pub Wadenhoe, I managed to get the washing hung out, I had done it before we left Islop Lock. We went for a meal last night in the Kings Head and it was very nice but a little pricy! 
On the Kings Head mooring with Nb Dragonfly
Looking towards the rear of the pub
Graham & Mel also ate in the pub last night and then they came on board R&R for a drink and a chat. 
This morning when we got up there was a slight frost (-1deg in the cratch) and it was a bit misty on the river but it wasn't too long before the sun was out and it was lovely. Kev & I took Jaz for a walk around Wadenhoe village , it is a beautiful place and if anybody hasn't been here before it is well worth it. We took a few photos.....
 The entrance to Kings Head car park
The front of the pub & looking up the street
Walking up to the church, a lady told us the mounds on the right was where the original village was a long time ago!
Good views up here.
Plenty of thatched cottages.
The Barn on the right sells tea, coffee & cakes etc

The Mill
Part of The Wadenhoe house grounds
Wadenhoe House is open for weddings and functions and also conferences too
Another cottage getting a new thatch done

The post box is still in use but unfortunately not the shop

The new war memorial
Looking down towards the Kings Head
Nb Dragonfly moored behind us.
What a lovely walk around this very picturesque village, we have thoroughly enjoyed it.

1 comment:

  1. Just back at Beckets half eleven this morning.Had lots more mishaps after leaving u at Wadenhoe!! See you both soon, your legends. Monty and Kelly