I have set this blog up to record my time in Stoke Bruerne. I bought 2 Canalside Cottages on 26-April-13 and moved in (after some renovation) on 28-June-13. I hope to record the times and events of living to Stoke Bruerne (and I hope I can contribute to the village during my time).
I have a narrowboat (see Leo No2 blog) which I will moor at Blisworth but would like to try and moor in Stoke Bruerne if possible.
Sunday, 6 October 2013
Moving Leo No2 back to Stoke Bruerne (Day 8 - Final Day)
Braunston and the promise of a lovely day
Quite a cold night in Braunston but made up for by a beautiful morning and day. My friend Bob arrived promptly at 08:00 so we had time for a tea and then off. There were quite a number of boats heading up to the tunnel.
We had some trouble with Lock 4 with the off-side lower gate blowing badly but we made it in the end. Bob left me at the top whilst he moved his car from Braunston to Whilton.
The weather was quite glorious and we had an enjoyable trip down Buckby in the company of a hire boat and crew made all the better by a 'breakfast' baguette at Buckby bottom lock - bacon, eggs, sausage and mushroom - so naughty but very enjoyable.
Leo No2 is now moored safely on the Stone Wharf in Stoke Bruerne and I am at home without the car!
I am really quite proud of the achievement of moving the boat virtually single handed all the way from Addlestone.
Next week Leo No2 goes in to have her bottom blacked.