A blog about our big adventure on our narrowboat 'Amarantine'

Sunday, 20 June 2010

On schedule, despite ourselves!!

Before we set off on our journey, we printed out a planned route of our journey using http://www.canalplan.org.uk and considering we have been taking it easy we are quite surprised to find we are bang on schedule.

Yesterday (Saturday) we came all the way up the Northampton Arm of the Grand Union Canal and moored for the night at a convenient canalside pub for some much needed refreshment. I liked the name of the place 'The Wharf' at 'Bugbrooke'. Enquired about eating and was given the menu and told they started serving at 6.00pm. 6.00pm came we arrived and asked for a table, only to be told that they were fully booked. That is like some medieval torture!!! Back to the boat for egg and chips. Back to the pub for beer.

Today we have a superb cruising day and have moored up at Buckby Wharf.. Had some interesting company on the way up the locks, (which are big and heavy). Justin and Michelle had just picked up their brand spanking new Aqualine boat, with paintwork to rival a Rolls Royce. These being the first locks Michelle had ever done, I tried to give her some tips and encouragement, I think most of it fell on deaf ears!!!! and the paintwork should touch up ok, but they were lovely people.

This is where we are moored for tonite and just getting ready to go and have our dinner, which I am soooo ready for after all those locks.

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