Tuesday, 31 March 2015



IMG_6940On a clear night…The moon over the Grand Union canal.

IMG_6973Starting them off young . We now have Curly (number one Granddaughter) with us for the next couple of weeks and she will have to earn her passage. Fortunately a lot of the lock gates are very well balanced ,so even Curly can open and shut a lock gate.

IMG_7001Some of the Ducks at the Tesco moorings in Leighton Buzzard . They must be the best fed Ducks anywhere ,except everybody seems to feed them bread which is not good for them. There is currently a campaign from Canal and River Trust to educate people on what to feed Ducks with.

IMG_7009With Curly on Camera duty she takes pictures of Inca winding at Leighton Buzzard.

IMG_7032Eventually around (without Bowthruster) and then onto the services to take on water and get rid of waste.

IMG_7054Another picture by Curly…. I love my Nan !!!!!!!!!

IMG_7057Un bloody believable , after winding and leaving the services we watched a person with kids feeding the ducks outside the Tesco moorings. When they had fed all their bread to the ducks they just chucked the plastic bread bag into the canal. I managed to grab the bag as we passed it , but felt i should have shouted some abuse advice at the person involved, but with young children about i some how kept my calm and said nothing.

We then headed back up to bridge 110 for the rest of the day and night. Tomorrow when Curly eventually gets out of bed we will start our journey back North towards Braunston.

                                                                                                                   Happy Days


  1. Well we hired the narrowboat for a week, picked her up at Great Haywood with anglo welsh. No wonder you are all ways in the pubs, it was so cold windy rain took boat back today. Could not turn her like you did but a nice man at penkridge did it for us. Never again spain or greece for us

    1. Sorry to hear you had a bad week . you have to take the good with the bad. Give it another go in the summer, When the weather is good it is a totally different experience. It took me a long time to learn how to turn around ,its not an easy thing to do.....Gary

  2. Beautiful Moon pic Gary, nice to see Curly back in action and on camera duty, she's good isn't she?

    1. The good thing is that there are no Wetherspoons around here ,so the bank account isn't getting such a hammering...

  3. Gary, I believe that we can buy proper Aquatic Bird food for the ducks etc. Is this sold in most supermarkets?

    Regards, Roger & Helen ~ Australia - planning a 3 week holiday in September.

  4. PS. I hope you give your thruster a spin occasionally (just to make sure it's still working) :-)