Thursday, 28 March 2013
It's a long trip through Milton Keynes.
Pleased to be moving again the sight of a bit of cat ice this morning was not enough to put us off and we were soon at Cosgrove with it's amazing bridge.
On Cosgrove wharf, just above the lock I noticed, embedded in the concrete,
on the branch in the 1930's and in 1944 a "temporary" dam was built at the first bridge to prevent water loss from the main line. There is now an active restoration in progress.
Below the lock the ice thickened up but not enough to impede our travels.
What is it about Milton Keynes? The canal through is one of the more pleasant urban transits, very little rubbish in the water and virtually no graffiti, so why do I worry every time we go through?
The lock marks the end of the Milton Keynes conurbation so as soon as we found a decent spot we moored. It's been a long old day, can't remember the last time we were on the move for six hours in one day.
None too warm either.
Leighton Buzzard tomorrow?
Watch this space..............