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The senior moment(s) lasted well and I suppose we could claim it was restful.
More rainy deluges through the night and the morning TV offered no respite from the inbound fronts! A casual "We could cut our losses and go home" was swiftly agreed on and after a remnants' breakfast we packed with unrecognisable fervour, ready to hit the rain-sodden road as quickly as possible. Now we were driven by the urgency of avoiding Friday night motorway chaos!
G n S opted for ...
After a great night's sleep we had decided to take in some of the local sights and scenes without too much travel. Graham/Jackie took us to visit Burghley House. This is an Estate built in the mid 1500's by William Cecil. Quite unbelievable...the way some people lived during those days and the amount of wealth they procured ...the Art collection alone is absolutely PRICELESS!!! in ...
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 ...