With 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.
We 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.
This 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.
Another 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.
How 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.