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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Just drifting along

Time to move on from the Cheddington area. Not sure exactly when this decision was made but I can say with certainty it was one of the seven days we experience each week. That was at one time just a dream, having no concern of the passage of time, but now it`s a reality that to us both is precious.

 Soon after casting off we pass the Dunstable and  District Boat Club with it`s wet dock.

 The slipway is in use. The club has moorings for about 45 boats.

 I have put Nb Valerie`s nose into what was the entrance to the single lock that accompanied all the double locks along this stretch.

The single lock entrance is clearer in this shot.

I always like cruising this section of the Grand Union cutting through the Chilterns. The Chiltern hills stretch for 46 miles covering 322 square miles within Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. The highest point (870 feet) is not to far from here to the west at Wendover. These hills boaters, are the reason for the 70 odd lock uphill cruise from the River Thames so far.

Not to many of these mile posts left. This one at Ivinghoe states 51 miles to Braunston.

Another Chiltern view as the clouds tell us to look for a mooring soon.

This is far enough today the weather looks to be changing and the clouds are closing in.

So for perhaps a couple of days or more this will be home until the urge to move kicks in.


Unknown said...

I see the various shapes of bollards along the canaland think of Horace Rumpole played by the late Leo McKern
calling the senior lawyer in his office Bollard instead of his proper name Ballard...

See? I am old!

Les Biggs said...

Hi Bryce
here in the UK there was a TV series called Rumpole of the Bailey.
I think it was the same guy so perhaps this was a Brit production sold to Canadian TV.

NB Valerie & Steam Train by Les Biggs

NB Valerie & Steam Train by Les Biggs