Sunday, 17 November 2013

Jackie and John bought sparklers to use in Blisworth Tunnel but as the warning states no naked flames in the tunnel we thought it might be a bit dodgy.
So as tonight is the last night of our Milton Keynes trip we have used them today.

Friday, 15 November 2013

Winter moorings booked and we are just a couple of days from completing this years trips.
Hearing the forecast it looks that we are just in time as the weather takes a turn for the worse.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

We have come up Stoke Bruerne locks today to save time we strapped the two boats together.
It was a good job we did as the last lock from the top took three people to open because of the amount of water in the top pound.

The last couple of days we have spent at Cosgrove, the forecast was poor for yesterday so we decided to stay put but it turned out to be a sunny day.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

 Left Fenny Stratford this morning leaving John and Jackie whilst they watered up so that we could diesel up at the marina.
We waited for John and Jackie further along the cut and as they approached we set off after some canoes past us, but it soon became clear that we were in the middle of a canoe race.
In the Autumn years of our cruising for this year, it is great to see the Autumn colours in the tree's in Campbell Park.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

We are now at Campbell Park where we have had a three hour walk to find the C.A.R.T. office and Maplins.
Milton Keynes is not the place to find your way around in the dark.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

We have moved off from Stoke Bruerne, a boater in front of us had a lucky escape as their boat got caught and was on the verge of rolling over prior to the lock being refilled.
We then got caught in heavy rain prompting us to moor on the first pilings we saw, only for the sun to come out as we finished tying up.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Yesterday we moved on to Stoke Bruerne passing through Blisworth Tunnel and as it was Halloween Jackie dressed the part and we supplied the eerie sounds whilst in the tunnel.
The trip was completed by having Halloween cakes on Jackie and Johns boat.