Monday, 21 October 2013

The Grafton Regis Whale

We have had a great few days at Grafton Regis. There are some very good walks in the area and the locals are really friendly.

Sunset over Grafton Regis

                                           Friday morning was spent polishing the port side of Inca.(Looking good)

 Then on Friday afternoon we had a walk up to the village. There is only one pub and no shops, but there is the church where Elizabeth Woodville married King Edward IV in 1464.

                                                         Then Carolyn spotted this Whale.....I wonder how it got here? .

                                          Then Back at Inca and this boat went by....Carolyn loved it, but I hated it.

                                                                          A sheep with 2 heads !!!.

                                    Our mooring at Cosgrove.
On Monday morning we pulled pins at 08.40 and as we did it decided to pour with rain.We didn't want to move but we were running out of basic supplies and a cup of tea just doesn't taste the same with powdered milk. It was only 2 or 3 miles to Cosgrove so we carried on in the rain. It rained most of the way and I got a bit wet , but it was still a very enjoyable cruise. We are moored near to the Main street in Cosgrove as we have done another Tesco delivery shop. It should be with us between 09.00 and 10.00 on Tuesday morning.(Fingers crossed)
We are now on 48 hour moorings so we will move again on Wednesday.

                              Happy Days


  1. Good blogging GP.....good to see that all is well and no more lockgate gates...
    i know what you mean about powdered milk tastes grim without the real thing. i expect the water levels must rise fairly quick with all the rain thats about.
    Happy Days as you say.
    all the best.

    1. Hello David
      Luckily we haven't seen the water levels rise very much. Luckily on most of the canals there are spill-weirs a bit like storm weirs on stw's. Some of the canals have river sections like at Leicester on the Grand union where the level can rise by several feet. But there is no way will Carolyn go on any rivers in the winter. We have heard to many stories of people getting into trouble.

      We have now had our Tesco delivery so the tea is tasting lovely.

      Be good....

  2. Love the 2 headed sheep, don't know if I can cook the lamb joint for tonight now............ Oh yes I can!
    Jill and Paul