Another unseasonably sunny day saw us complete our journey to Milton Keynes where we are meeting Mandy, Tony and the kids on Saturday. The weather forecast is for more of the same so a picnic at Willen Lake sounds like a good idea.
I probably commented on our journey northwards that the canal skirts round the edge of Milton Keynes and is surprisingly rural for much of the journey. We moored near Woolstone as that is the closest point to Willen Lake, about 20 yards from our mooring is one of the possible points where the Bedford and Milton Keynes Canal will join the Grand Union, if it ever gets built! Last I heard construction was to start in 2011 and so far nothing has happened, there are still issues with some parts of the route. It is hoped it will be complete by 2031 but I won't hold my breathe!
We will now have a couple of days moored up and continue our journey on Sunday, but probably only as far as Fenny Stratford so I can stock up a bit at Asda.
Today's journey 9.9 miles and 1 lock
So far this year we have travelled 418.2 miles, 379 locks, 34 lift bridges and 15 tunnels
Since Ray retired we have travelled 1148.9 miles, 1026 locks, 55 swing bridges, 38 lift bridges and 40 tunnels