Thursday, 10 July 2008

Thurs 10th July - Slapton to Leighton Buzzard

much sunnier day, but only a short run up to Leighton Buzzard to get a train back to London. Just pulling out of the mooring in the morning, I spotted the boat next door - attached to an intriguing looking workshop boat (welding boat pic)- was selling pots & braziers made from gas bottles. It wasn't easy to tie up again until I'd worked through the lock, so I walked back and bought one - a neat way of having a fire canalside or at home, and always good to support people making a living whilst living on the canal.

On the way into LB there's a couple of brick wharves, one of which has narrow gauge railway track on it. It remember finding this first years ago when I cycled up the Grand Union, and have always meant to find out whether it's a local transhipment thing, or part of the original network of lines that the current steam railway there forms part of.

No trip to the Wheatsheaf this time (it was 11am, after all) but had a quick & fruitful pillage of the charity shops. ;-)

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