Monday, 23 November 2009

Stoke Bruerne to Blisworth. Two Locks, One Tunnel.

A quick but quite strange trip through the tunnel today.

By the time we got to the first lock of the day the rains came at us once more, just enough to get nice and damp before the tunnel itself.

As we were entering it the sun came out all nice and bright,..... typical!

Here are the promised pictures of the cavern in the tunnel. The trouble is our little camera has not picked up on any of the photos the lit chamber at the end of that off shoot.

You will have to take my word for it but it is lit up in red, I think it must be daylight reflecting off of that sediment.

Moving on, we were enveloped in what must have been fog or a heavy mist, at first I thought it was smoke but there was no smell. It was then we heard our first "scream" of the trip.

What on earth was that? says I Oh, you heard it as well says D. (This is the polite version)

At this point the exit portal looked a very long way off, there was one more, louder and easier to hear before we made a bemused exit. We have been talking quite a bit about that trip this afternoon.

Until next time....................


Brian and Diana on NB Harnser said...

I have often been tempted to crawl down and have a look, I can't find out what it is, but aggree with you about the light

Chris and Debbie, said...

Hi Brian & Diana,

OOoo, rather you than me crawling in there!!

Regards Chris & Debbie.

TT said...

Hey Folks!

I too remember thinking that chamber inside Blisworth looked intriguing when I came through the other day, funny thing is I just finished reading an article about a man who lives inside a series of old service tunnels in Japan, inside the railway tunnels! Creepy, but fascinating in a macabre sort of way!

I've heard Blisworth tunnel is haunted, but I didn't hear any screaming... How scary that must have been! Now that's all I'm going to be able to think about on the return journey in a week or so!

Nice to run into you this afternoon, Debbie! What a coincidence! Apologies for the lack of homebrew available at the moment! Good luck getting the new oil cooler fitted guys!

(NB Wilshamstead)