Douglas Diary Summer Holidays 2018
Stoke Bruerne to Braunston
We spent last night at the bottom of the Stoke locks flight of 7 we had a nice mooring on our own but we were sandwiched between the M1 and the main Railway line from London to Birmingham. On our walk this morning we noticed that there were three long kennels and one very wide one ahead of us that must have sneaked in last evening. We are anxious to get to Braunston about five hours away including an immediate flight of 7 locks up, then after a while, a two mile tunnel and then 7 locks down again into Braunston. We did not want to be behind the broad beam with which of course we cannot share a lock anyway as they are generally rather slow and also there was another long kennel like us who was ready to go. Called Peaky Blinders. We left together before breakfasts!
I had a lot of exercise helping my long haired one lock up the 7 locks, she cuddled me through the tunnel and I helped again on the descent. It was a long day but we needed to get to Braunston to see a man called Roy and his mate Lee who both managed to service our Mikuni central heating system and “polish” our diesel. (these engineers are rare). We settled down for the evening in the village of Braunston.
My photo today is the last lock as we are leaving Stoke Bruerne.
Love Douglas x