Thursday, November 17, 2011
Milton Keynes and beyond
We were up early again and ready to go at 8.30am. Blimey we have been on the go for the last few days with not much rest in between. We passed through the Solbury three and pushed on up to Stoke Hammond. It is so amazing that here we are in the middle of November and the flowers are still all out. Just look at these roses. The sun was trying to come out as we got to Fenny Stratford. It then tried to rain as we approached Milton Keynes but it was nice to see that they are still developing things here and vastly improving the towpath. It was sad though to see this couple sitting on their boat nearly in tears trying to pump out their boat, but there was nothing we could do but go very slowly past. The sun came out again (it's been a funny old day) as we reached Wolverton and we pushed on to Cosgrove, passing over the aqueduct where we managed to get moored up. Del walked into the village and posted a letter and had to walk through the horse tunnel which goes under the canal, a lovely part of 18th Century history. After chopping up some wood for kindling and a lovely liver and bacon dinner, we crashed out in front of the telly.