Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Lamb Roast


IMG_0306With a long day ahead of us we pulled ropes through rings at 08.40 from our mooring at Fenny Stratford. It was our intention to get to Grafton Regis and hopefully be lucky and pick up our favourite mooring on the GU canal. Passing under this bridge as we travel through Milton Keynes the sign says that The Bedford and Milton Keynes waterway will start just North of here on the right ! but not in my lifetime me thinks. Although there are plans for a new marina here and housing development just the other side of this bridge.

IMG_0314We were on half a tank of water so decided to stop at Gifford park and top up. After mooring and getting out and connecting up the hosepipe we found that there was no water coming out of the tap. Good job we weren’t empty.

IMG_0318This may be handy for boaters travelling this area , there is a brand new Asda just South of Bradwell near to Target turn. It’s always good to have a good Supermarket next to the canal as it can make our lives a whole lot easier.

IMG_0323Another sad sight just before Bradwell . I’ve seen nothing on any of the forums or Facebook groups about this so I don’t know much about it . I just hope nobody was hurt and the boat was well insured.

IMG_0331We are not great fans of Graffiti but we often see some that are very good . This was on the old railway sheds at Wolverton.

IMG_0335Crossing over the Aqueduct at Cosgrove and yet again I keep my distance from the edge. With the river below running fast and looking very cold I don’t want to fall off and land in there.

IMG_0348How lucky are we . After a good days cruise we picked up the mooring we wanted . We were surrounded by hundreds of pregnant sheep in the fields and it was just a bit bizarre that we had one of Carolyn’s lovely Lamb roasts cooking in the oven. I must say it didn’t put us off eating it and it went down a treat with a bottle of the you know what.

Tomorrow and it looks like it will be another long day. We want to get up the Stoke Bruerne flight of locks then through The Blissworth tunnel and then all the way to Weedon to moor for the night.

                                                                                                              Happy Days


  1. Replies
    1. A lovely part of Buckingham and well worth a visit ...

  2. There is nothing nicer than roast lamb - pleased you didn't let all those pregnant sheep put you off your meal!
    Robin and Jenny, Romany Rambler

  3. Hi Jenny and Robin , It will take a lot more than a few sheep to put us off our Roast lamb ..Merry Christmas and a happy new year to both of you ...

  4. well you should be moored for Christmas now
    so merry Christmas from tony and Maureen
    look on this as your xmas card

    1. Seasons greetings to you ad well ... Best wishes to you and Maureen .. A toast is raised on Inca to your good health !!!