It’s my day at the tiller, so it’s a bit cold, a bit windy, but also a bit sunny. Today we plan to go all the way to Norbury Junction.
Just as we approach Knighton I hear a sound, coming from the front of the boat. It takes some time to realise that I hear a siren. So it’s not on WRT. We think of World War Three, until we see a bridge full of people in food factory dresses, complete with hair protection. They walk slowly, so we assume it’s a fire drill.
We pass a factory in the middle of nowhere.
The factory was opened by Cadbury (the chocolate manufacturers) in 1911 as a centre for processing milk. It’s now owned by Premier Foods. There is no commercial boat traffic to this factory anymore, but under the overhanging roof are still some old working boats moored.
We go through another cutting, Grub Street Cutting. It has a remarkable bridge, with a telegraph pole inside it.
After three hours we moor up at Norbury Junction. We’ve done 6 miles.
This is getting out of hand!