Sun comes out so trip to Gayton Junction

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Janet went home on Sunday afternoon and as the forecast looked much better than the weekend we decided to take a trip down the Grand Union to Gayton Junction for the week as I have a check up on the eye next week.

The classic shot of Braunston Church and old windmill from the Puddle Bank.

We were delayed on the way down the Buckby flight - BW had a one day closure on the second lock down the flight- to replace the lock beam. It had apparently been snapped off when a hire boater decided to bash the gate open - BW are supposed to be sending him a bill. Although they had a closure all day the gang really did well and we were on our way by 13.30.

The steam tug Adamant on its way to the Stoke Bruerne gala weekend

The working boats Nuneaton and Brighton on their way to Stoke Bruerne

The Gongoozelers Rest outside Braunston marina with perhaps "Horses d'oeurves" on the menu

Nb George ( the last remaining Royalty class boat) with attitude!!!

The weather for our first trip out this year was great with only a few heavy showers at the start of the week but then plenty of sunshine with three BBQs and a serious amount of paint jobs ticked from the list.