After we left Earl's Barton, we had a rapid and frankly quite scary trip down river to Wellingborough where we refilled the water tank, and then on to this mooring at Rushden and Diamonds, near Irthlingborough. The river was still flowing very quickly, and the locks downstream were still reversed for flood control.
We were to stay here for another six days, leaving on the 31st July. The river was still too full for comfortable boating, but we made it down to Peterborough and across the Middle Level to Salter's Lode, crossing on the 6th August. Because the Great Ouse was closed at Ely by a rail accident on a bridge over the river, we travelled up the 100 foot or New Bedford River to Earith and so on up to St Ives.
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