Thursday, 9 April 2009

9 April Marsworth to Linslade

Last night we met friends in The Complete Angler for a meal and a few drinks, we all had fish dishes and Diana's comment was that these were the best fresh vegetables we had had all trip.

We set off this morning at twenty to ten and only met one boat all the way to Leighton Buzzard. For the first part of the trip we found all the top gates open, ready for us, even Marsworth Bottom that has a big notice asking you to close the gates and drain the lock after use. The weather was a bit miserable with a cool wind and fine drizzle at times. We stopped at Leighton Buzzard to get a few bits and pieces from Tesco and Aldi before pushing on north. The sight that greeted us at Wyvern Boats was a bit different to when we passed through last Monday with most of the boats now our. We soon learnt that most of them were on there way back for tomorrow morning, we met the first at Leighton Lock and although Diana gave them a hand they chose not to speak to her. We went down through the lock and moored for the night just before The Globe opposite the sewage works at 4 pm. Since we have been here they have been coming past steadily with some mooring between us and the lock ready to do the last few hundred yards in the morning. It looks like the short breaks are very popular.

You can see our latest position here

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