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Today was a lot better then yesterday.We went swimming in the hotels pool. It was good because the water wasn't freezing cold but not hot. It was a good way to escape the heat of Dubai. We also went to the Mall of the Emirates. In the mall there's a snow field but we ...
Monday - Elton
miles - 10.79
locks - 4
weather - cloudy and very windy, not good for cruising
Left Alwalton at 11.30, moored in Elton 4 hours later and haven't passed a single boat of any description. Away from it all? I'll say.
Tuesday - Ashton (near Oundle)
miles - 8.68
locks - 4
weather - sunny spells (not windy today thankfully)
Lots of boats passed ...
Leaving Northampton, we set off for Stoke Bruerne, a small village built around the Grand Union Canal. I was very excited to visit this place because I've never seen the canal boats (known as narrow boats) of England. People often holiday on them and even live on them since they're quite self-sustaining. We saw quite a few boats, all brightly colored, and some even had firewood strapped on top, I guess for heating. Avril and I walked up the wooded path and saw ...
... these parks you will
have the opportunity to view the abundant wildlife including Elephant, Lion, Cheetah, White Rhino, Buffalo, Hippo,
Antelope, Crocodile and Pink Flamingos. From here you can also choose to go into the Serengeti National Park for a day
where vast herds of wildebeest roam the plains. For those who wish - there is an option to visit a local Maasai Village and
learn about their culture and way of life.
Making our way to Kenya we pass through hot ...
... it and did a fairly big shop. Who knows when we shall find a shop again.
The change from the Northampton Arm, which is so narrow in places there's only room for one boat to pass, and the width of the Nene is quite startling. I was feeling rather nervous about going onto the river as I don't like rivers, but the Nene has a very gentle current and is very ...