Thursday, 10 September 2009

Thursday 27th - Sunday 30th August 2009
Thursday - Upped sticks at 8.30 to set off down the Wendover Arm
George is striding out to get the lock ready round the corner .. and I get stuck on the bank as this morning the bottom of the canal is too close to the top!! Called for help on the walkie talkie and we managed to get adrift using a lot of brute force and the boat pole!

coming up the lock before the dry dock at Bulbourne

George in action on the lock gates

The forge at Bulbourne - some beautiful sculptures.
This stretch to Cowroast is the Tring Summit which has climbed 390' up the Chilterns from Braunston - so it's downhill all the way from here on our way to London (in the nicest possible way - I hope!)

After a peaceful cruise down the mile and a quarter of the Wendover Arm we wind and moor in a lovely spot at Little Tring and walk up the hill towards Tring Reservior.

Bridge 4 - I hope it wont be too long before there is water under here ...

... and boaters can cruise on all the way to Wendover - that will definitely be worth coming back for in the future.

the sun shining on the reservior
Friday - we walked into Tring this morning - about 2 miles - in the rain!! We did a Tesco shop and lugged it all the way home in our back-packs, George reckons we're mad!. Forgot the camera today so no piccies (did take a couple with my new phone, but have not yet sorted out loading the necessary software to transfer them to the computer)
but the sun did come out eventually and created a colourful rainbow on the way home.
Saturday - Another lovely day. Wended our way out of Wendover - on our way to Cowroast for a pump out

our lunch mooring on the way to Cowroast - lovely dappled sunshine

and our mooring for the night at Cowroast - taken at 7:45pm - looking into the sunset ...

... and the other way at the moon rising.

Sunday - started off early to get back to Bulbourne to pick up my brother and sister-in-law ...
... and their youngest son Kye and his cousin Libby

We all had a great day, everyone had a go at driving Rock n Roll - some were better than others!! Sorry to see them leave and wished they could have stayed for longer.

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