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Stoke Bruerne

There was a lovely ginger cat called Eric at the Navigation PH where we had lunch he was wandering about outside gathering fans and strokes.

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The Hobsons only photo was of this compensatory yummy from the Old Chapel tea rooms.

The Hobsons were the recce team;  unfortunately it rained on their visit

They were in the area - for a super Canon pro. day out at the World Superbike series event at Silverstone (prime access to the circuit from the British Racing Drivers Club and luscious lenses to borrow. 

This picture was taken on Jill's camera  with a 4000 lens!)

Rosie and Jim are canal barge dolls.   John drives the boat. John doesn't know Rosie and Jim come to life.

We had seen dolls on barges before near Berkhamstead and had wondered what the story was .   The dolls feature in stories made by Ragdoll productions for children's TV

 

Traditional canal art

 

A shelter near the tunnel had some 'childrens' art' as well as the more usual graffiti.   Nearby a couple of plants were growing in the dry bottom of a lighter!

 

The campanula was growing out of the walls of the canal.   It is usually a rampant species, but the lack of nutrients is keeping it neat and sweet.

Locks in the centre of the village.

 

Same ingredients different angle and treatment

It was not the weather for lollies but when you are out for the day...

This horse is made from wicker and represents a horse pulling a cart on wagon ways that were used to bring materials and remove earth whilst constructing tunnels.

On guard

Entering the lock

Fitting the second barge in

Two barges fit tightly in the lock

 

Lock gates shutting and the barges safely up at a higher level on the other side.

Showing the amount that the barges have risen with the aid of the lock.

 

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The Scherzo had its name inset into the pattern of the crochet curtains.   Another barge was its owner's dreamboat  

An impressive driving station that could leave a marked impression...

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