Monday, 3 February 2014

Here we go 2014.

On this chilly but dry February morning, Emily Bronte chugs into the mouth of the 3,057 yards long Blisworth tunnel.
Goodbye Milton Keynes, Thanks for your super Cycle path network, clean and dry towpaths and plenty of space to moor. We won't forget our Christmas  ice skating too
Entering the tunnel , thinking it would be deserted , on this grey mid winters day, a light shone out from the depths, a boat was approaching from the other end! this would involve a tricky passing manoeuvre with only inches to spare.
Emily slowed as the light shone brighter, inching past without touching the tunnel sides, both  crews , gave a cheery shout.
The rain of the last mouth  appeared to have waited for Emily Bronte's approach, torrents of water came cascading down   like a circular waterfall from the air shafts, mostly missing the crew !
A ghostly image emerging from the northern portal.  
Gayton junction, starboard to Northampton and the Fens (August 2014) turn to port for Braunston and beyond. Port  for us today.

A commission to keep Brian busy, decorative engine side panel for narrowboat India.

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