It can't be often that you cruise over an aqueduct and see someone you know driving along the road below. But that is precisely what happened yesterday as we set off from New Bradwell heading north on the Grand Union.
We'd had Sunday lunch with Ally and Ben at the New Inn, then they set off for France via their house in Wolverton leaving us on board Jubilee for a few days. We soon got under way, and shortly arrived at the 1991 aqueduct over Grafton Street. Suddenly there came a few blasts of a car horn below us, and we saw a hand waving from the driver's window of a familiar-looking car driving south. We waved back, amazed at the coincidence! In a few moments a phone rang: it was Ally asking if we'd seen them. She hadn't even realised that the bridge carried the canal overhead, and was surprised to see that the boat on top was her home floating past!
Ally and Ben going to France means that we have sole use of Jubilee - hooray! We are determined not to do too much, though, and put that into practice by going no more than a mile before tying up in Wolverton.
After a bit of car/bike shuffling - and a shopping expedition to Wolverton's Tesco - we cruised today all the way to Cosgrove. Another mile! What's happening to me? We walked round Cosgrove and had another barbecue this evening. Well, we have to make the best use of the fine weather, especially after the damp and breezy spell of camping.
It was nearly headfirst by both of us! - The Ashby is a lovely canal from end to end, almost all of it is rural with plenty of moorings available. But, and this is a big but, the upper part from S...
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