Today it has been a really cold day, but no rain or snow here so we have had a good long day cruising again with plenty of locks to keep warm. Travelling back along the Aylesbury Arm to Marsworth onto the Grand Union, with the wide locks taking us up to the Tring summit.
And on to the next junction, the Wendover Arm, this year we are able to go along to the end with Tacet. Last year we walked it, the water shortages were a problem. Today there is plenty of water here and in the 3 reservoirs at Tring.
On the edge of Aylesbury at Broughton a new marina is being built.
the piling round the edge is all there, and the stilts for the mooring gangplanks
looks like lock gates but probably instead of stop planks
completed mooring arms
Black Jack's lock has a wonderful garden being developed, running alongside the canal
looking down from the staircase lock at the top of the arm
The Grand Union curves round the side of the reservoirs at from Marsworth
At the top lock, straight on to London, turn right under the bridge for Wendover
The Mill house beside the top lock features in an old boaty film called The Bargee
Canalside flour mill, still in operation
flour bags being collected by lorry, shame it's not by boat!
So tonight we are moored at the end of the navigation, it doesn't reach Wendover now.
8 miles, 23 locks