Warmington Lock - Peterborough
17 miles, 6 locks
We woke early (for us) in order to have a cup of tea with James and Emma before we went our separate ways. I was too sleepy to get a a proper photo of them as they left, sadly! It had been good to meet up, if only briefly.
We had a fairly uneventful run to Peterborough, aside from another cross-strapping incident. Luckily this happened in open water, with time to re-adjust before hurtling through Milton Ferry bridge, although we did end up jack-knifed across the river for a few minutes.
We arrived in Peterborough at about 6, and moored on the Town Quay which gave us easy access to the centre of town. I took the opportunity to go to the NHS walk-in centre to pick up some antibiotics - I've not been well for the past couple of days but it's just a minor thing that a course of pills will cure. They were so efficient - I was in and out (with drugs in hand) in about 20 minutes. I was very impressed!
So now we are sitting down to home-made (ish) pizza and looking forward to getting onto the Middle Level and to Ramsey tomorrow. A welcome party awaits us, we hear!
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