Nov 1

Onward! We went through the Crick tunnel for the fourth time, as we headed south. We went down the Watford locks we had gone up the day before, and then headed towards London on the Grand Union Canal main line, through the Buckby locks towards Bugbrooke, where we are staying the night. We have turned around again, in a VERY tight winding hole (turn-around-place), and are pointed back north so we can make the run to Braunston tomorrow, in preparation for mom and dad’s being set free from lock slavery, into their return to Canada. We had a delightful supper at the Five Bells pub, though a bit pricey! The weather continues to hold, with only a few hints of rain today. Fireworks in the village of Bugbrooke this evening, punctuated by the sound of the main-line railway about 800m from our mooring. Sounds hideous, but British trains are really quiet compared to Canadian ones, ¬†and also MUCH shorter. Really no issue at all.

About Ed Mortimer

I'm a retired school teacher, now living on my Dutch cruiser in France. I'm touring as much of the canals and river systems as I can. This blog describes what I do and where I've been. I did spend 5 years on first a narrowboat, and then this boat, in Britain.
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