Thank you to Sarah and Jim, who've offered me, a newbie, the chance to sail the Nene from Peterborough-ish (don't need to know - the hospitable Jim has offered to drive) to Cotton End, Northampton 18-21 June.
What's more: I've been let loose on the Warrior blog! Surely they will rue the day.
Things I have learnt so far:
- Maps and planning are very important (even though most canals only allow travel in one of two directions, intersections are rare, and most of the water stays put)
- The Nene is said to be bereft of good toddling-distance pubs (I hope to prove this wrong, and will diligently heed all advice from readers)
- The ability of crew to make tea is apparently as well valued by freshwater skippers, as it is by their salty cousins
The photograph here was taken on a brilliant day's sail we had with Sarah and Jim from Regent's Park to Limehouse, last September. I'm afraid it's the sort of uninformative, pretentious twaddle you can expect from me.