We arrived at Eaton Socon lock when the heavens opened - caught out in shorts and T-shirts in torrential rain, we couldn't get on to the rise and fall pontoon in the town centre, so we pulled across onto the park where the fair was setting up and the water levels were rising. No sooner had we secured MR than the rain stopped and the sun came out. We changed our clothes and I walked around the park, across the bridge and down onto the town moorings where everyone shoved up a bit so we could get the first 10ft of MR safely onto the pontoon. After a good natter with our delightful new neighbours on NB Blue on Blue, we retired to the excellent real ale and cider pub the 'Pig N Falcon', situated directly behind Waitrose. Never less than 10 real ales hand pulled, some of them only £2.00 a pint !!!!!!!
After sheltering there for 2 nights we did a dirty dash through Buckden for water and onto the GOBA moorings half way up to Brampton where he was able to fish and I ignored the disgusting weather and dragged the dogs out for a much needed (by me) 7 or 8 mile walk. The dogs were not impressed - they don't do wind and rain by choice.