Day 40, Blisworth to Rothersthorpe Lock 7, Northampton Arm.
Forty days and forty nights. Wasn't that how long Noah's flood lasted? (I confess my point of reference is the children's song, not the primary source). The waters have begun to recede, but the Nene is still closed. Ever hopeful, our intrepid heroes edge closer to it nonetheless, bowhauling the diesel-starved Duck through the narrow locks. This would have made a great TV show.