Quite a long trek.
Mooring between Bugbrooke and Gayton
There isn’t really any mooring in Bugbrooke, unless you want to stop outside the pub.
The rest of the journey is along ‘reclaimed bank’. This is where the towpath has been eroded and re-supplemented with new soil and sandbags, then re-seeded and allowed to grow.
The general effect for boaters is an unstable, un-constituted bank which you can’t trust with your feet and you definitely shouldn’t drive pins into.
The only mooring there is, is a long way from the road and close to the railway line, making it impractical for me personally.
Beast from the East
For that reason, I carried on right the way down to Nether Heyford, where I was when the ‘Beast from the East’ set in. Continue reading “Gayton -> Nether Heyford” »
Yes. Meadows. These ones with sheep, horses and the odd duck and goose thrown in. In the middle of no-where basically. I’ve been here since Sunday, but I had to work on Sunday due to the weather being so abysmal during the week. I only managed to get out on that one day. Today it […]
**Update March/April 2018 Changed the dates and included some more up-to-date references for the banker deaths. New deaths added. **Update October 2017 There was a number of deaths in 2017, most of them I picked up second hand. As I’ve said before, I try to stick to the main players. I’ve added the deaths for […]
Not much of a move, but I’m on a different canal now. Blisworth Arm. Leads to the River Nene which has been non-navigable for the last few weeks. I believe it’s calming down now, and the boats are starting to come past me again. Blisworth Arm It’s very quite here. The bird sing a lot. […]
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This is my new location, commonly named ‘Gayton Junction’. I was here last year, only under the A43 flyover, listening to the cars and trains and painting my boat during the day. The boat is painted now, and I don’t have to stay under the flyover. You can see Bonnie on the picture if you […]
Arrived on Sunday. Moved through the tunnel, across the snow covered wastelands of Northampton. Most of the journey is underground, through the Blisworth tunnel, which is if I remember rightly, a little over a mile. Now located in Blisworth, where I will stay for the next couple of weeks. Blisworth is OK. It’s got a […]
I’ve been here for a week now. Due to life events of one type or another, haven’t got round to updating the blog until today. Stoke Bruerne Last stop before you go into Buckinghamshire. Stoke Bruene is at the top of a set of six locks. Not wanting to go down the six locks, I’ve […]
So…. Went to get my bread this morning. Couldn’t drive, the weather being cold, snowy and inclement. I walked down to Nether Heyford post office and stores in the village. I could see they had the shutter down on the left side. As I got closer, I could see a Police cordon. Initially, I thought […]
Last night in Nether Heyford. Had to sleep on the fold out. Woke up to put wood on the fire two or three times. Can’t imagine what it must be like on other, less well equipped boats. I didn’t get the best night’s sleep but I certainly wasn’t uncomfortable. Here’s some ducks.