Sunday, 25 April 2010

The Sun has got his hat on...again!!!

The sun was out again so another BBQ was hastily arranged between narrowboats, Caxton, Critical Point and Matilda Rose.  Here they are all slobbing in the sunshine after demolishing yet another feast!

Leaving them to recover from all that eating I took Fletcher and Floyd for a walk and a swim to cool them down.  The Aylesbury Arm of the Grand Union is well provided with public footpaths so you are able to explore off of the line and the countryside is a bit special.

Saturday morning we pulled pins and went up through the four remaining locks of the Aylesbury arm back onto the Grand Union where we serviced Caxton and awaited Nb Critical Point.  We were going to travel south with David and Linda to Bulbourne and the entrance of the Wendover Arm.


Above, the entrance to the Wendover Arm. Originally built as a feeder arm (water supply) to the Grand Junction canal it was then opened as a navigation following £13k worth of modifications. Originally it was over 6 miles long but problems with leakages saw the end to navigation over a 100 years ago. The Wendover Arm Trust has restored 1.5 miles of navigation and work is underway to complete the next stage of a further 1-2 miles.
Bulbourne dry dock at the junction.
The Toll house

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Knew you'd enjoy the Aylesbury Arm! Looks like you're having fun, especially F & F!

Sue, Indigo Dream

Paul Kevin Hooper said...

Hi, Nice to see you are having a great time , I see from the photo that Dave and Linda have bought the cat along for the ride again. Regards Paul and Glennis NB Just the Job

Nb Caxton said...

We are Sue, we are..
Lesley

Nb Caxton said...

Hi Just the Job
Yes, Boris is out cruising again - drives the dogs mad.
Lesley