We moored up at Blisworth only to find The Royal Oak closed on the Monday and in the process of closing down totally. The guys in the village shop directed us back to an hotel which was amazingly dog friendly and had the most adventurous menu I've seen in a long while (at reasonable prices),; we didn't get to eat there, but will make a point on our way back to the Northampton Arm.
Left for Stoke Bruerne at 9.00am in full wet weather gear although the rain stopped and didn't start again until we were moored. However, Lesley and I left the Blisworth tunnel to take the dogs over the top but managed to miss the path, picking up on a local bridleway instead which just became deeper and cackier with every step taken. We were then harassed by a herd of cattle, became completely lost and came close to ending up back in Blisworth. We, eventually turned up at Stoke Bruerne around 2 hours after the boats a journey, of what should have been 2 miles!!!!!!!