Today saw us finding the closest Tesco`s on the internet and going to it.
This might seem mundane but it took the best part of the day to do it!!.
We had to go to Leighton Buzzard anyway to turn around as there is a lock stoppage further down the canal. This turning is called "winding" in canal speak and the wind part is pronounced as in the wind blows and not as in wind the handle, odd, but when in Rome etc. These are hire boats at a boat yard stretching as far as the eye can see and nearly blocking the canal at times. The warmer weather is going to make this bit very busy.
The Tesco store was right on the canal and even had its own moorings for boating shoppers,
sometimes things work out ok.
Weirdest name for a boat yet! "Moose Drool" Why? What were they thinking when they named that? The mind boggles.
On this subject, our own boat name has been generating quite a bit of interest, we have had a man from a lock keepers cottage asking if I was anything to do with the artillary?
Granny Buttons had a chat with us about the meaning of Ubique at the Tesco moorings (Although we didnt know who he was at the time), he had it spot on, we were also hailed by some friends of the last owner as we passed by.
Lots of liveaboards down this stretch, all really friendly. There was a mooring warden cruising up and down these few miles living in his own boat with his wife. What a great job.
On most of these bridges there are still the remnants of the horse drawn era, can you imagine how long you would have to pull a rope across a piece of metal to cut just one of those grooves?