Friday, 11 November 2016

Lest we forget

11 o'clock, November 11th, Braunston church in the distance, a beautiful place to observe  2 minutes silence.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Winter's here!





James Brindley

Looking over the shoulder of one of the foremost canal engineers of all time, James Brindley, who along with Thomas Telford and IK Brunel Made the Industrial revolution possible.
Incidentally this picture  was taken in Coventry canal basin which was also the setting for one of the 'Specials' early photo shoots in 1979. Once you visit Coventry you realise what "Ghost town" was all about!!!

A family day out

Family day out



Tuesday, 4 October 2016

What we do.....

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You can't beat a bit of bin-diving!,
 

Goodbye Northampton



After an almost uneventful weekend in Northampton we headed back up the arm to Gayton, assisted through the sixteen locks by Leon; a lovely chap who lives in a tent all year round adjacent to the top lock and tells the worst jokes in the northern hemisphere!
Only two things happened in Northampton, a visit to the flicks' to watch "Deepwater horizon" - not sure I want to go back offshore to work after that! And the second event was having to call the police after a Eastern European lady was locked out on her balcony by her 2 year old granddaughter, while having a cigarette .



Lou with Leon at the top lock Northampton arm