Milton Keynes Hotel
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... br> cloudy morning with a few drops of rain, breakfast was followed by a
trip to the salon for a hair-do. Ali was there with her two
bridesmaids, friend Nikki and sister Catherine. Craig dropped me
off, careful that he and Ali didn't see each other. It was then time
to dress for the wedding – Craig dropped us and best man Tiz at the
venue – they both looked gorgeous in the dress kilts and Tiz was
indeed a best man – his name is Andrew Tizzard but he ...
... C.S. Lewis and seeing places and events that were written into the Narnia books. A supper of wine, cheese and crackers as the sun went down capped off a "brilliant" day. (A very British word). Helpful fact for all you Thames cruisers- you are only allowed to moor at a spot for 24 hrs, who knew! We found a scrap of paper attached to the side window informing us of that fact and warning of a £100 fine for non-compliance. (To be continued ...
... we managed without a glitch. The first mooring at Oxford didn't feel very comfortable and since a bigger boat hadn't come back downriver, we decided that we could get under a 10'6" bridge. It wasn't so much the height as the curvature that was challenging as we needed to be right in the middle of the channel. The reward was beautiful moorings right in the heart of ...
... Every boat that crosses this summit, draws off that huge amount of water.
Our two dear friends, Nick and Dee are working on their boat this weekend a few miles further down the canal and drove up to meet us and we had a lovely catch up over lunch at the Angler's Retreat pub which does really good food at a very reasonable price. We hope to give them a wave as we go past tomorrow as we go through Ivinghoe locks.
... by my ridiculous childish features in all of these pictures.
After that, we just kinda had a few minutes to chill before returning to London. I clearly decided the best thing to spend my money on was a mocha...clearly. Although I cannot say it was VMT because venti or even a large was not offered. It was not a happy size being about the size of my thumb, but it would have to suffice.
And that is all she wrote!