Sunday, 1 April 2012

On to Stoke Bruerne

On Friday it was a dull and cold day after the glorious day we had on Thursday.  Steering the boats was quite a chilly affair.

In the evening Adam cooked a lovely roast for all of us – transported ably by Adam from the galley on Briar Rose to the table on Chance.



Three Wise Monkeys!


After a cold day we had a wonderful sunny evening and the resulting sunset was superb.

Chance and Briar Rose set off at 8.30am on Saturday for Stoke Bruerne.


Passing nb  ‘Reckless’ – from the TV series “The Boat that Guy Built”


Passing the lovely mill building at Blisworth.  Another mile on and we entered the almost 2 mile long  Blisworth Tunnel……..


…….this time we met two boats coming the other way.  Exciting stuff, especially with a camera in one hand and the tiller in the other (the crew being inside to keep warm and dry!). 

We arrived at Stoke Bruerne at lunch time, winded ‘Chance’ so as to face the way home tomorrow, and moored up.   ‘Briar Rose’ continued down the Stoke Bruerne flight of locks for their onward journey.


We helped them down to the bottom of the flight, joined them for lunch on board then walked back up the flight back to Chance, there were quite a few people about but not many boats around.


Briar Rose with their new neighbour at their new home marina serendipitously teaming up for the decent down the lock flight.

In the evening we all met up in the Boat Inn for a meal which was a lovely end to a great few days together.


Tomorrow we shall make our way back.

1 comment:

  1. Good grief - found this quite by chance when Googling for something else entirely!

    That's me coming the other way through Blisworth Tunnel on our historic icebreaker/tug "Sickle".

    My wife, Cath, does not seem to have made any reference at all in our blog to our passage through the tunnel that day, (it jumps straight from passage up Stoke Bruene locks to a top up of shopping in Blisworth village), so I assume it was uneventful, and we managed to miss you!

    Strange what you find on the Internet, by "Chance"!