Friday, 15 March 2013

Braunston (We are not worthy!), Grand Union Canal


Mr David in the frost and ice, looking like a "continuous cruiser".

Thick ice this morning.  Around 1030 a working boat went through, breaking up the ice.  Then everyone set off.

Last night we decided to abandon our trip down to the Basingstoke Canal as the weather forecast is not looking good, so we reversed the boat back to the junction and headed back to Braunston. 

By the time we got to the top lock there were four, yes four, boats in front of us.  We had to wait 1/2 hour before we could begin to travel down.  By that time we were joined by another boat so got to share these horrid, slow, heavy locks for once.  I can see why there are complaints about queues waiting for the locks - its 14th March - not 14th July and already there are queues.

So it was 1pm by the time we stopped for water, and 2pm by the time the tank was full, so we moored up here for the night.

A winter scene, just like now.  What ever happened to Spring?

I used a white card blank and cut out 3 strips of green card of differing widths and laid them onto the card front.  I then added the picture which was matted onto silver, light blue, green and more silver card.  

A white paper flower with sponged yellow centre and a gem finished off the card

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