"Hope has two beautiful daughters: their names are anger and courage. Anger that things are the way they are. Courage to make them the way they ought to be.” ~ St. Augustine of Hippo
We made it up the Braunston Flight and down the Buckby lock Flight with help from our friend and fellow boater Arthur Pritchett (NB Dabchick) and his daughter Helen. Many thansk for blessing us with your company and help! We overnighted at Weedon and continued on to the Stoke Bruerne Flight Friday afternoon. We made it down the Stoke Bruerne lock flight with the help of a CRT Volunteer Lock Keeper named Jane. Thanks Jane! We were both knackered so we decided to moor up on the last of the rings before the place where the water is pumped up to the canal by the River Tove. It is lovely and quiet here.
We have decided to slow down a bit now that we are past the three lock flights. It is unlikely we will ever be up here again together so we are going to take time now to stop and moor up at several places we love. We can cruise down to Campbell Park and catch a train down to London for Les' MRI on the 18th and also into Tring station to liaise with his GP. We have enough pain meds now so Les' urgency to go south as quickly as possible has passed and he is doing quite well with very little deep pain at the mo. So for today, life is good.
Our deepest thanks and love to everyone who has responded with offers of assistance and words of love. Les says he will be along at sometime or another to do more blogs although we have no idea of the content. Time will tell...