Didn’t realise it had been a whole week since I last wrote. Time goes too quickly. Came safely through the flight at Stoke Bruerne seven locks in all. We paired with a young couple on a 20 ft boat, ours is 57, who were taking the boat to London to live on whilst at university there. With the double locks it is always good to be with another boat, not only because I get help with the gates, but the boat doesn’t move around so much within the lock. Especially when going uphill where you are letting the water in!
We spent last weekend at Cosgrove where there was a canal festival. We wandered round looking at boats and stalls on the Saturday, but Sunday spent pottering around on the boat and enjoying the weather. Paul is still finishing making boxes and various other jobs making our own mark on Falcon.
Since then we have been cruising through Milton Keynes. Much nicer than it sounds as the area around the canal is very rural with lots of parks and good cycle ways. We have been out on our bikes a couple of times now. It’s quicker than cruising! Also the area around here is fairly flat! Not a bit like Devon!
We went as far as Fenny Stratford, a fair distance with only 2 locks. Also the weather has been fantastic. Not tempted to swim in the canal though however hot it gets! At Fenny Stratford we turned so are now on our way back, heading north. Last night we met a childhood friend of mine who lives not far from where we are now moored. We do have a very ‘loose’ plan, our aim is to be somewhere not too far from Bromsgrove in August when hopefully we will see Sheree. For those who don’t know a very good friend from Plymouth.
Well it’s almost time to cast off, no I am not knitting, so until next time
Ahoy me ‘arties.