Friday, 19 July 2013

On Sue's beloved Nene

We left Peterborough at lunchtime. Topped up with shopping and water and emptied of rubbish. Good place to be. We were heading for Alwalton Lock which we'd loved on the way down and had great walks for LJ.  Great to get to the lock and find no-one moored.

We'd not been here long when a boat pitched up and asked if we'd mind them coming past and mooring behind us. Of course not. In the end they didn't, decided to go on to try their luck at Ferry Meadows.  I don't think it was anything we said. They have travelled the entire length of the Nene in THREE DAYS and have hated it. Said there was nowhere to moor. Now heading for the Great Ouse. Not members of GOBA. Good luck with that.

I had a bit of a run in with some local teenagers this evening. I'd taken LJ off for a swim. About 30 of them there, no doubt celebrating end of term. Whilst I was there half a dozen of them started to try and destroy a bridge over the creek which is part of a popular circular walk.Of course, I couldn't leave it alone. Went over and asked them to stop and asked why they wanted to wreck the area and spoil it for everyone, took their photo!  Two girls very worried that I might call the police but and this is the amazing part, none of the others got involved. We will check it out tomorrow but about half of them left shortly after LJ and I departed.