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Weather: Lovely, warm, sunny.
The plan for today was some preparation for Sue's birthday party here on Sunday afternoon. Sue's son Stuart came and helped put up 2 borrowed gazebos in the garden and set up tables in the conservatory. He was here for morning tea and a relaxing lunch. After Stuart left we two girls, with dog Dove went for a short drive to Boddington Reservoir to walk around it, which took about an hour. This reservoir is ...
Weather: Cloudy, mild, Sue says uninteresting!
Checked out of the hotel, but after brief shopping, returned to hotel for luggage, coffee and start blog of yesterday. Underground train to Marylebone, then mainline train to Banbury, arriving 1.45pm. Went through tunnels, past hedging, villages, farms. etc. Sue met me at the station, we went supermarket shopping, then home for ...
... few miles until it told us to turn left down a lane which got smaller and smaller until grass appeared down the middle. There was no turning back it was too narrow, we were riding on both banks, with everything crossed that nothing would come the other way, we had to carry on. Eventually we turned a corner and saw the end, just as a car was pulling into the lane. We ...
... ahead of the boat. Finally we come to Husbands Bosworth Tunnel, 1,170 yards long; very exciting as it's completely dark, so we turn on the headlights, and Julie remembers to turn on the internal lights as well. Husband's Bosworth, was the village from where the last women to be executed for witches came from, in 1616. Not long after the tunnel, we have our first adventure for the day. The boat in front has stopped, as a tree has fallen across the river! A boat has also stopped on ...
... feel this morning. The clouds were heavy but we made it to a mooring before the rain set in.
Thursday - Crick
miles - 11
locks - 13
tunnels - 2
A busy day ahead, 6 locks and a tunnel, another 7 locks and another tunnel. Still, the day is dry if somewhat overcast. There were two boats waiting to go up the locks at Braunston this morning and another boat (with Dave on board) then us. So we had a bit of a wait then it ...