Sunday, 7 April 2013

As far as Kings Langley.

I must admit our choice of mooring yesterday was not one of our better decisions, rather a lot of scum on the water, obviously from the water processing plant, sounds better than sewerage farm.
After our normal Sunday breakfast fry up we were on our way. At Winkwell swing bridge we only caught two cars and a couple of chaps on bikes who were out for their Sunday exercise.
Below lock 61 the Bulbourne enters the canal, at the moment with quite a flow, and to make things that bit more interesting you now need to manoeuvre around

 a sunken push tug on the lock landing. All good fun, Jill managed to rescue me from the towpath a bit further down.

Somebody has managed to escape from Aylesbury despite the closure.

Apsley paper mill, one of the last users of canal transport by narrow boat although right at this moment I can't put my hands on the date coal deliveries ceased.

Still plenty of water coming down the cut. We were aiming for Kings Langley but the moorings above lock 70 were full, we have managed to get in opposite some flats just below the lock.
A stroll into the main street proved that The Saracen's Head is an hostelry worth visiting.

Watch this space.............

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