Monthly Archives: October 2014

Just a day to visit Warwick

We had intended to spend a couple of days in Warwick and then move on towards Birmingham. When we found out that Gemma was launching her new album at a gig in Leamington on Sunday evening, our plans were immediately … Continue reading

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A visit to Leamington Spa

I’ve been a bit slack about updating the blog for the last week. A mixture of being too busy enjoying ourselves, poor internet signal and a touch of good old fashioned idleness! In Leamington Spa we met Bob and Diane … Continue reading

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Timber!

We’ve spent the last three days travelling the 16 miles or so from Braunston to Leamington Spa (including a ‘hurricane’ stop for a day in Long Itchington). It’s a brand new section of canal for us which is always good. Completely … Continue reading

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A walk over Braunston Tunnel and a Chance encounter

It was a very busy day on the canal when we took a walk up and over the Braunston Tunnel today. The mayhem was compounded by the fact that the bridge into Braunston Marina is closed for repair and there’s … Continue reading

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Through the Blisworth Tunnel

After Diane and Bob left on Wednesday, we went for a walk to the end of the tunnel via the woodland track that runs parallel to the tow path. Before the tunnel was built, this was the tram track that was … Continue reading

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A day out in Stoke Bruerne

When we  left Milton Keynes a couple of days ago we headed to Giffard Park services to replenish our water tanks and had the good fortune to bump into Irene and Ian from nb Free Spirit. I’ve followed their blog for … Continue reading

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Just us and the sheep in Campbell Park

Today was a wash out as far as travel was concerned. Constant rain and a gale of wind made moving the boat inadvisable so we stayed where we were. You can just about make out our boat, moored beside Campbell … Continue reading

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Leighton Buzzard – the reprise

We left Marsworth on yet another glorious morning. There was a boat heading for the water point and they asked us to wait for them at the first lock – we were only too happy to oblige as it meant company … Continue reading

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Sixteen narrow locks to Aylesbury

Our next trip was down the Aylesbury Arm which, unlike the Wendover, actually reaches its namesake town. It also differs from the Wendover in that it has locks, sixteen of them. When I found out that they were narrow I was overjoyed! … Continue reading

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Restoring the Wendover Arm

Last Saturday was a bit of a wash out. It rained for most of the day and we stayed put in Berkhamsted. Sunday, however, was glorious and we set out bright and early to head for the end of the … Continue reading

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