Yesterday we had the engine serviced, which we have been waiting for so that's that, for the engine,till another 250 hrs, we haven't paid so far as the invoice wasn't ready so will pay when we return.
So this morning we were up early and went to Daventry to stock up with food and drinks then back to the boat filled her up with water and emptied the waste tank and set off on this part of the adventure. We left the marina and turned left towards Braunston passed farmland where the farmers were busy gathering their crops, this part of the canal has no locks to operate.We reach Braunston junction and turn right towards Milton Keynes, this part of the canal is extremely busy , though it is holiday season and the weather is pleasant, lots of hire boat around with happy holidaymakers.
The first of our locks appear these locks on the this part of the grand Union are double locks so we share the lock with another narrowboat and also the work of operating them this lock is part of a flight of six locks, at lock three we say goodbye to our lock buddies while we moor up just by the Admiral Nelson pub and off for a shandy. We come back to the boat and the heavens open with an torrential thunder and lighting storm. Dinner was had and we settled down for the night' see you tomorrow.