Saturday, July 13, 2013

Help up to Marsworth

We set off this morning in lovely sunshine knowing that would be the best part of the day.. We got the lock at Slapton ready and sure enough another boat arrived to join us..
We headed up towards Ivinghoe's two locks and then through Pitstone.
We soon arrived at the Aylesbury Arm junction, which is still closed due to a collapsed lock, it seems we are domed to go up here as we wanted to see the new Aylesbury basin.
We then got to Marsworth with the boat we had travelled with today.
We both had a lot in common as the guy did the same job Del used to do and his wife did some work for the same bank Al used to work for.. they were taking a year out to see if they liked it, and you guessed it....they love it.. We left them at the bottom of the Marsworth flight and arranged going for a drink at some point with them, and we found a mooring in between the locks.. 
We then went for a walk to check out the local area and found The White Lion pub had closed.. The Bluebell Cafe was open and we had a ice cream as a treat.. we then walked round the lakes which was cooling in the sunshine, but the wind started to get up and the clouds gathered so we headed back to Derwent6.

The pound we were in got very low and some of the boats here were tipping over but we seemed to be fine which we were surprised about. We all sorted out the pounds to level everyone up again.. Al had found someone to keep her warm while reading in the cratch and it wasn't Del...
In the evening we walked down the pub after some dinner for a pint of the good stuff.. and staggered back to Derwent6...Nice!

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