The unavailability of an Internet connection on large parts of Britain’s waterways has turned me to drink. It is only from pubs and restaurants that I can get access to a usable wifi connection (O2’s rural 3G coverage is hopeless). The exception was Braunston where we were moored opposite The Boathouse and we didn’t need to leave the comfort of the boat 🙂
Braunston is a Northamptonshire village which thrived on its position at the junction of the Oxford and Grand Union canals for over 150 years. It continues to do well from the waterways even if the traffic is now pleasure based rather than commercial. The village sits on a hill above the canals as does its iconic church, the Cathedral of the Canals.
These are some ‘postcards’ from the early part of the journey, a trip which will take us from Crick back to Overwater. The last of the images was our mooring at Hungerfield last Friday. Some 79 locks will eventually deliver us to Audlem.
(currently moored at Penkridge on the Staffs and Worcester)