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Woke up this morning from a really good sleep. The rain has come! Knew that beaut weather wouldn't last long! Breakfast was amazing, walked into the dining room to a table full of fruit, yoghurt, cold meats, cheeses, pastries and then she gave me a full menu to choose from. Of course I ordered the English breakfast which was delicious! Couldn't go past having an almond and custard pastry too though. This hotel ...
The senior moment(s) lasted well and I suppose we could claim it was restful.
More rainy deluges through the night and the morning TV offered no respite from the inbound fronts! A casual "We could cut our losses and go home" was swiftly agreed on and after a remnants' breakfast we packed with unrecognisable fervour, ready to hit the rain-sodden road as quickly as possible. Now we were driven by the urgency of avoiding Friday night motorway chaos!
G n S opted for ...
... going downstram. Nothing else seemed to be going upstream like us.
Wednesday - Thrapston
miles - 10.56
locks - 5
weather - sunny spells
The river is a little higher than normal. There is some talk that we might not be able to get under the pipe bridge once through Islip Lock. We shall see.
Thursday - Irthlingborough
miles - 7.9
locks - 6
weather - ...
... figurines of a pony pulling a cart, a red fox, and two deer. Soon, we came to steps that led back down to the canal and the Blisworth tunnel.
The Blisworth tunnel was built through a hill so that the canal would flow straight. The south end comes out at Stoke Bruerne and the north end opens at the village of Blisworth. The canal itself is 1 3/4 miles long. While we were there, a man was piloting his boat through the canal for the first time, and we could ...
... where acacia trees provide the only shade. Various game,
usually zebra and giraffe can be seen as we head over the border. Once in the capital Nairobi, we stay in a private campsite on
the edge of town.
Days 57 to 58
Our layover in Nairobi will give you a chance to relax, drink an ice cold beer and catch up with world news and events with
English language newspapers. On this leg of the African overland trip, you have the opportunity to visit ...