Thursday, 17 October 2013

Lovely run down to Braunston

What a beautiful autumn day we have had today.  This morning as we set off to cover the two and a bit miles into Braunston the countryside looked resplendent. 

 The early morning sun cast shadows across the remnants of the medieval strip field system, clearly delineating the strip and furrows.

 We passed a team of men strimming the towpath edge

 Workers reflected in the water as Yarwood noses around the curve
Servicing Yarwood.
Once serviced we managed to secure a 14 day mooring just short of The Boat Inn and took ourselves off to AJ Canopies but they were closed, then Tradline for a new fender for the stem and a couple of shackles.   We went up into the village for some fresh milk and a newspaper and had lunch in The Old Plough which is under new management and much improved!   


  1. Hi both, We'll look out for you this weekend if you're around the Wilton Marina area. We may stop off to visit the Shires shopping Village nr. Weedon. Would be lovely to see you, Lynn & Jonathan, nb. Achilles

  2. Hi Achillies
    We are staying in Braunston Saturday and meeting friends for a meal in the Admiral Nelson. On Sunday we are heading off towards our winter mooring at Market Harborough...
    Lovely to hear from you, enjoy the Shires, a retail treat!

  3. We were at Admiral Nelson last Friday evening we had a great meal there.


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