We followed a hire boat very slowly and were very grateful that we were turning off – I felt sorry for the other boats behind us stuck in a queue.
We turned into Barby and found our pontoon – well it’s a temporary one until ours in finished which will be next year now. The pontoons are lovely, very long and sturdy and a good length. There is also a good gap between boats.
We walked to the office and met Barby’s island lawnmowers! Blade, Elrond and Orsino are alpacas and are doing a great job of keeping the grass down. Muffin wasn’t too sure about them but they couldn’t have cared less about him! It seems strange to be looking out of the window and seeing alpacas munching away!
|Elrond and Orsino
Mike and his friend, Tim, popped round after dinner and we drove the short way down to the Barby Sporting Club (it was raining!) and had a very pleasant evening.
Braunston to Barby Moorings4.37 miles