Tuesday, 20 August 2013



Monday 5th August
Went back into Milton Keynes and the market.

Tuesday 6th August
Stayed at Milton Keynes

Wednesday 7th August
Milton Keynes - Bottom Lock, Stoke Bruerne
13.5 miles and 1 lock

The aqueduct at Cosgrove

Thursday 8th August
Bottom Lock, Stoke Bruerne - Gayton
4.75 miles, 7 locks and 1 tunnel

Entrance to Blisworth Tunnel

Looking up an air shaft in the tunnel

Another air shaft

Friday 9th August
Had a visit from Mum, we walked down to Gayton Junction and did some gongoozling, watching the new hire boats leaving Gayton Marina and coming to the junction, it always seemed when a boat got to the junction the wind picked up making the turn challenging, it was interesting seeing the different ways people got around this.

Moored in Gayton

Saturday 10th August
Off to Blisworth festival today, it was free entry and well organised. 

Enjoying tea and cake in the church

Sunday 11th August 
James has been busy polishing LJ and finishing off the varnishing the front doors, he gave the side doors another coat too. 


Monday 12th August 
Stayed at Gayton.

Tuesday 13th August
Gayton - Bugbrooke
3.5 miles and 0 locks

Opposite The Wharf in Bugbrooke

Wednesday 14th - Sunday 18th August
Stayed at Bugbrooke. James has been busy varnishing and polishing LJ. We've had a couple of strolls into Bugbrooke village itself and to the little local shop to get essentials. On Saturday we took a Tesco delivery as supplies were getting low and it is miles to anywhere with a supermarket. I went out for a walk across the railway bridge and the miles of farmland to Pattishall Church and then followed the stream all the way back to the canal near LJ.

Miles of Northamptonshire countryside

I even managed to get a sheep to pose for me

The remains of an ancient clapper bridge over the stream

Cruising - 21.75
Locks - 8
Tunnels - 1

Cruising - 275
Locks - 180
Tunnels - 4
Bridges - 6

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