It did not stop raining all night, and didn’t stop enough for us to pay a visit to St. Peters Church either, but there you go. Looking at the weather report, we should have a clear day today, but Saturday looks like a very wet one so were looking to moor up and I am taking a day off moving tomorrow.
I’m not sure what they are doing at Great Linford Manor, but it looks like there strip-mining the place! That great hole wasn’t there 6 months ago!
Past Linford Wharf (old) and the remaining cottage and winding hole there..
But.. first on the list for today – call in at the water point near Blakelands, top off the water tank and send Dawson off to the post office – with luck he should find this one open!
Whilst there, another boat arrived wanting the water point.. and as the tap is really slow, were going to be here a while – so please, tie up next to us and once were done, we can shuffle the boats around!
I was also speaking to someone else here getting water – and it seems that I may need to book very early to get on the Thames.. Brentford lock are wanting 48 hours notice to book travel from Brentford to Kingston – so I may need to start phoning them on Monday!
Once the water is done, we got pulled out again and left the other boats to the water point 😉 Then on – past Lionhearts Cruising club
And this cheeky fella..
Through past Cambell Wharf marina, and the building opposite is still not yet finished!
Past Milton Keynes marina, and the Peartree Bridge Inn (Stonehouse).. with a very sorry looking boat – which, according to the news went up in flames at 8am THIS MORNING! (News Item)
Once past there, it’s through Fenny Stratford lock – with a massive 1ft drop in levels.. and a swing bridge in the middle of it.
And on into tonight’s (and tomorrow’s) mooring in Bletchley.
There is one advantage of having a side hatch on the boat.. the swan’s don’t mind you getting close to the cygnets. There would be no chance you would be allowed this close if you were on the bank.. but hanging out the side hatch..