Friday, 20 April 2012

Escaped!

After six months in Aylesbury basin partly enforced by the water shortage,  we escaped to the main line of the Grand Union Canal and are moored for a few nights at Marsworth Junction. The day started bright and remained sunny until lunchtime when the rain showers arrived.  These were followed by thunderstorms which persisted until we moored.  Since tying up, however, the weather has been sunny again.  British Waterways were running water into the Aylesbury Arm throughout our passage and we only encountered problems with the water depth in the first couple of miles.  At several locks we did have problems with logs and branches in the canal which made it difficult to open and close the gates fully. 
Tomorrow we are joining the local branch of SPAB for a visit to Wootten House. Next week we resume our journey north through Leighton Buzzard and Milton Keynes.
SPAB= Society for the Preservation of Ancient Buildings

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