Saturday, 1 October 2016

This is what we do...

Boat surfing....what a rush!

Weird Creatures of the canals

This is an American Curly eared kidding! caption

Downhill to Northampton

Having survived the terrors of the Blisworth tunnel we are now descending the 16 locks over 5 miles into the town (or is it a city)? With some lovely scenery at the top, just a shame about the almost continuous road noise from the M1 and A43 motorways, still we did manage to give a lot of cheery waves to the drivers stuck in traffic; funnily enough not many waved back.

Is it cold or not??

Can't really decide what is going on with the weather this week, it definitely started to get cold so out came the socks and jeans etc and Lou even lit the fire when I wasn't looking! So that'll be autumn then......but then along comes a boat in Blisworth driven by an elderly gentleman wearing .....wait for it....SPEEDOS!!!  Poor Louise nearly killed herself trying to get a picture but to no avail; you will just have to imagine the scene I'm afraid.
Anyway, after a stop in the lovely old canal village of Stoke Bruern we then passed through the Blisworth tunnel which is 3057 yards long; every one of them haunted..apparently. After only a few minutes in the tunnel the boat hit something large enough to make it heave over but when we got the lamps on we couldn't see a thing, so we did the rest of the tunnel in total darkness at slightly higher speeds than usual not looking behind us!

Stoke Bruerne

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

This is what we do.....

It wasn't hard to find who was throwing popcorn

Milton Keynes ....... A World of surprises

Proof that it really is grim up north!
After a quick visit into Leighton Buzzard with me popping home for the day, we made our way to Milton Keynes were we had a mooring booked at Peartree marina for a week.Exploring the town on our bikes using the Redway Cycle track was so easy, went into the Snowdome and watched the skiers and I was really tempted with the indoor skydiving. Left the boat on Friday and got the train up to Chester meeting up with the Yorkshire contingent to celebrate my oldest friends ( sorry Aud ) birthday, and go to the races , such a great time. Back to the boat on Sunday left MK and are now in Stoke Bruerne, love it here so pretty.
The beautiful Chester city high street clock made for Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee