Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Fait Accompli at last

0 Locks, 6 Miles. Now moored at Fenny Stratford Lock.

Fenny Stratford lock and the Red Lion Pub

We stayed on this morning at Great Linford so that I could finish the rest of the painting on the roof. First thing was to wash off all the sticky goo from the willow tree and when the moored boat behind us left we moved back away from the tree. Once it was all clean and dry it took just on an hour to complete the job. I originally started to paint the roof back in May but with the fickle weather I was unable to complete the job until now. Next job is the sides time and weather permitting.

After lunch we slipped our moorings and headed off with a stop at Pear Tree bridge for water and a call into Milton Keynes marina for a new gas tank. Getting in and out of this marina takes all your skills to negotiate turning and mooring in the visitor area.

I have been out picking some more blackberries but they are not as succulent as previous pickings we had around Rugby.

Total of 622 locks, 842 miles, 25 Tunnels, 37 swing bridges and 19 lift bridges since Nov 2006

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