Thursday, 27 February 2014

Well we are now back on board and have left Leighton Buzzard behind. Still making our way southwards towards London.  Our plan had been to go on to the Thames that may have to change, we will have to see what the weather does.  Meanwhile we can stay on the Grand Union and there is still a way to go.  Our next big town will be Berkhamsted, but it will probably be about 2 weeks before we get there.  Meanwhile it’s just small villages along the way.  At the moment we are moored quite close to where the Great Train Robbery took place.  We came this way in November so at the moment are revisiting some places.

Just moored for the night at Ivinghoe, got our timing just right as having a cuppa when it hailed! But we don’t care right now!!

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Well a bit belated, but a Happy New Year to you all.  After a lovely Christmas with many family members we set off from Southampton on 10th January for our cruise on the Queen Elizabeth.  It lived up to every one of our expectations.  The highlight was transit through the Panama Canal, which was truly amazing.  We were up at 6 so as not to miss any of it.  A very close second was ‘riding the pole’ on a San Francisco cable car.  A week after our return we have travelled, by hire car, to Plymouth to pick up Christmas presents and other bits we left here.  That included the lap top which is why I haven’t blogged until now. The week on board has seen us cruise from Cosgrove to Leighton Buzzard.  A couple of windy days we stayed moored but managed to travel as far as we wanted.  We plan to be back on board on Monday to continue on our way to London, although we will be watching the weather to watch progress of the Thames.  We may have to rethink our summer plan as our intention had been to cruise the Thames. Bye for now.