Douglas Diary Summer Holidays 2018
Milton Keynes – exploring.
I don’t know if you know Milton Keynes? Well, we only arrived yesterday evening and we moored at Giffard Park. What a wonderful place this is – so far. Milton Keynes is what they called a “New Town” back in the day when it was built long before I was born, my bearded one remembers but he is very old. It was built from scratch, sort of experimental and Gosh the planners certainly knew what they were doing. There is no doubt at all that this was built – for us dogs!
Obviously we have not explored all of it yet and my excitement might be misplaced but, based on our walk this morning it is all parks and trees and squirrels. I saw some horses and chatted to lots of my kind from all sorts of different tribes and nationalities. My bearded one picked some blackberries for my long haired one who pinched some apples earlier and today she is making a pie. We are expecting our friends Pat and John for lunch today who have come up from London to see us.
We took them for a short round trip cruise through the “town” but did not see any, we hardly saw a building. Certainly from the Canal it is all park – amazing. My bearded one took this opportunity to call in at Milton Keynes Marina, hoping to replace the lost map which is rather vital to our current navigational needs and to collect various fuel requirements. Well if any of you are long kennel owners – I will explain all this tomorrow. This “Marina” is at the other end of Milton Keynes at a place called Peartree – do not enter!
We returned to our mooring at Giffard Park but on the way we stopped for a delicious lunch prepared by my long haired one and I got some of it. We then returned Pat and John to their car for their journey back to London.
A very nice man in a wide kennel moored next door to us at Giffard Park photographed the vital pages of his map to replace our lost and drowned pages.
My photograph today is our mooring at Giffard Park partly visible on the right. My long kennel Albert is just visible on the left.