Sunday, 14 July 2013

Towards Milton Keynes

Sunday 14th July 2013
A damned hot night it was.
After a really good meal in The Navigation last night we retired to Lyra and enjoyed watching some of the late travellers chug past before heading off the bed.
Despite another very hot day in prospect we didn't think it was worth trying to get an early start because it was our intention to stop at Wolverton and do a shop at the big 24 hr Tesco. Being Sunday they wouldn't be open until 10.00 am anyway.
Consequently it was after 9.00 before we set off, passing under Soloman's Bridge
Progress was slow due to many moored boats. A fair few of whom had congregated for the Cosgrove Festival, the chosen charity was the Bedford Canal. They had taken over Cosgrove Lock and demanding a ransom for passage through. A suitable sum changed hands and they kindly operated the lock for us.
At Wolverton we moored up at the same spot we did last year for the Tesco, near some flats with a couple of stunning sculptures.
After (over) filling our shopping trolley we headed back to the boat. While this is good shop, the route to it from the mooring is up and down lots of steps. Fun if you have an overloaded trolley.
After that we plodded along following the route of the canal as it skirts around the north of MK. We've found a nice little spot where we may spend tomorrow as well.
Here we are.,-0.756528&spn=0.00179,0.005284&t=h&z=18

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