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 some time now and am a fan of Irene’s bird, plant and insect photography so it was a real pleasure to stop and spend some time talking to them while the tank filled up. I do hope we manage to bump into them again when we both have a bit more time to chat. We were aiming to get to the bottom of the locks at Stoke Bruerne (another place to tick off from our stuff to do on the way back up list), where we’d arranged to meet Bob and Diane who were driving over from Coventry for the day.
On the way we crossed the Iron Trunk Aqueduct over the River Great Ouse. I was walking this time so managed to get a photograph of the boat crossing.
Yesterday morning we went through five of the seven Stoke locks below the village of Stoke Bruerne and moored up so that Bob and Diane could do the last two with us later.