Sunday, 18 December 2016

Meeting friends


IMG_0256After another good stay in Leighton Buzzard it’s time to be on the move again. With a Tesco right next to the canal with it’s own 2 hour moorings it’s and ideal place to stop and do a big shop and stock up with essentials wine . But guess what ? 3 dopey anglers decided to set up and start fishing on the moorings. Is it any wonder that there is often bad feeling between boaters and Anglers. Yet again I’m told by her Ladyship to bite my tongue and say nothing.

IMG_0273After forcing making our way onto the moorings we stocked up and headed out of town . Passing the Wyvern hire boats with all their hire fleet at base is always a good sight for us. We have probably been hit by more Wyvern hire boats than any other, usually Stag or Hen parties.

IMG_0285We only cruised for a couple of hours before stopping for the night just above Stoke Hammond lock and enjoying this wonderful sunset.

IMG_0287The following morning we pulled pins at the very lazy time of 09.35 and cruised the short distance to Stoke Hammond lock. This is one of our favourite locks, but why I just haven’t got a clue why. There are some locks that are just another lock and then you go through a lock and just think I liked that lock .. How Bizarre !

IMG_0290It’s then a good run to Fenny Stratford which is a lock that has a swing bridge which goes over the middle of it. With the bridge having to be left open over the lock for walkers Carolyn has to swing the bridge to allow me to take Inca in to the lock.

IMG_0292I just love these old signs . I wonder if it still applies to the Swing bridge ?

IMG_0297We then picked up a mooring just below the lock where we had arranged to meet our friends Sharon and Lew from NB Diana. It’s been a while since we last saw each other so we had plenty of catching up to do over a few glasses of wine.That’s one of the biggest drawbacks of our travelling lifestyle ,you can go months and sometimes even years without seeing each other. Although we do all keep in touch through social media.  Have a good Christmas and new year you two and we will catch up with you when we are down that way next.

We now have to pull our finger out and get moving . The weather seems OK for the next few days so we will put in a few long cruises.


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