We spent a couple of days at Bugbrooke over the weekend and met the owner of this boat who informed us that he had recently bought the boat and was taking it to London to sell it. The only problem being was that it didn't have an engine , so he was going to Bow haul it (pull it by hand) all the way. The distance to London is 90 miles from Bugbrooke and he reckons on a good day he will do 3 miles. But the most amazing thing is that due to the high demand for boats in London and after a lick of paint he says he will get at least £8000 for the boat…..8 grand for that !!!!!!!!
Every time we pass this boat at Furnace Wharf we have a bit of a laugh. Its the boat that TV celebrity Guy Martin used on one of his programmes and the last time we passed it still had the wallpaper on the walls.
Canal and River Trust cutting back the offside at Dodford. Its a shame that we have now passed them as we still have room on the roof for some more free heat. Yet again we have been lucky and picked up some more Ash since leaving Cosgrove.
We finally arrived at Whilton and moored up for the night opposite the marina. With the M1 on our Starboard side and the High speed train on our Port side this has to be one of the noisiest moorings on the cut. It must be a new record as we only spent a tenner in the chandlery , But with a Midland chandlers at Braunston no doubt the bank account will take another hammering when we eventually get there.