|Heading South at Fenny Stratford 2007|
Friday, 27 April 2012
When we came up from Leighton Buzzard we had planned to stop at Willowtree to visit some friends who live on their boat with three children. When we arrived there the Wat level was so low we could not get into the bank to moor so continued to Fenny Stratford. We have been trying over the past year or so to moor in places we have not stopped before but Fenny Stratford is compulsory for us as we enjoy visiting Bletchley Park so much. We spent most of Thursday looking round exhibits, some new to us, some to refresh ourselves. The ticket for Bletchley Park covers all visits for a year and this if the fifth time we have visited since may 2011. We won't be back this way for 18 months.
On our return we met Elizabeth from nb Helen Loouise who we last met in Banbury last June. She and John are heading south to London and then back up the Thames to Oxford. Just as we sat down to eat tea a little boat pulled in to moor and we recognised Robin and Carole who used to live aboard nb Inanda. When they moved ashore a couple of years ago they lasted almost a year before they were looking for another boat. they found this 45' in a sad state and have gutted and refitted it over the past year and have started cruising again. So the six of us spent a convivial evening in the local hostelry by the stop lock.