Tuesday, 27 September 2016

This is what we do.....

It wasn't hard to find who was throwing popcorn

Milton Keynes ....... A World of surprises

Proof that it really is grim up north!
After a quick visit into Leighton Buzzard with me popping home for the day, we made our way to Milton Keynes were we had a mooring booked at Peartree marina for a week.Exploring the town on our bikes using the Redway Cycle track was so easy, went into the Snowdome and watched the skiers and I was really tempted with the indoor skydiving. Left the boat on Friday and got the train up to Chester meeting up with the Yorkshire contingent to celebrate my oldest friends ( sorry Aud ) birthday, and go to the races , such a great time. Back to the boat on Sunday left MK and are now in Stoke Bruerne, love it here so pretty.
The beautiful Chester city high street clock made for Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Views of the Grand Union on the same day

Grove lock evening

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What we do

Now who looks stupid!!

HMS Belfast - down in the boiler room re-living the past!!!! Some say silly old git!

Down to Aylesbury

How about this for a beautiful sunset over Marsworth reservoir!!

Brought back down to earth by playing 'dog poo golf'

We have left London and surburbia well behind us now and have spent the last week or so exploring the Aylesbury arm of the Grand Union canal. This beautiful bit is only six miles long and starts at the Marsworth reservoir then drops down to Aylesbury where there is a rather handy visitor mooring. When I say handy I mean handy for wait rose! It was also pretty handy for doing some more painting on the boat.
Although the town is  very old in places and has a lot of history, it has the appearance of having "let the end go" somewhat! Nevertheless we did manage to see a performance of the Chinese state Circus at the new waterside theatre; a great venue complimented by a statue of Ronnie Barker who first trod the boards in Aylesbury in 1948. Incidentally David Bowie first brought the world Ziggy Stardust here back in 1972.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Back in the countryside

Left London and joined the Grand Union at Bulls Bridge still very built up for quite away, so happy to finally get to the countryside again and it really is beautiful, The weather has been really warm and Mark has made great progress preparing the bow for its new colours. We are in Marsworth moored up by some stunning reservoirs, met up with Jona and Graham( from London) and had a lovely evening in the local pub with them. Friends from France visiting on Saturday, hope the weather holds out x

This was about midnight at Kings Cross with no Queues for the pic 

A baking hot day Mark having a break from rubbing down the paintwork 

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