A few days along the Wendover arm and down the Marsworth lock flight.
Building has started on what was formely the concrete piling works and then a CaRT maintenance yard at the Aylebury arm junction.
The metal framework gives the impression of industrial units being built but time will reveal the final type of build these residential units will be.
Above on left the dry canal bed acts as an access to the current work site and the towpath to the right is in good condition.
The benches along the canal have had their commemorative plaques replaced in plastic after the original Brass versions were stolen
Hopes are this section will be in water at the end of 2014. It is still about a mile to link up with the present navigable section where we moored at Little Tring. That is a lot of lining and still leaves other work including a low bridge but at least progress is visible.
The footpath takes us along a field of Wheat that has been patterned by the wind and the farmers tractor wheels. The next field has a gate bearing a notice, that I suspect is now old, warning walkers of pregnant ewes and to keep dogs on leads. Animals, pregnant or not should mean all dogs to be on leads unless they are so well trained they can walk freely. Only two I have ever met that can be under that umbrella. Bet a lot of you know the ones. Virtual hug for the owner.Most stayed put as we wandered through their home but those choosing to move did so without panic.
Just a two mile walk but we have in the past taken in the reservoir that adds a lot more.
Technology allows you to trace your route on a map and it gives you the miles. I know it`s old hat tech` but to an old`n like me it`s great.
Did you know they have bread slicing machines in the bakers now? Just follow this blog, new advances are revealed on a regular basis.
Well that was just a few hours out of our busy lives aboard Nb Valerie.