Coming under the railway bridge at Wolverton we had a job to dodge the pigeon poo. So many birds roosting on the beams and that smell of guano .... talk about strong. We got our mugs of tea covered pretty quick 'just in case' a missile landed in the liquid. Didn't fancy extra flavouring thank you very much! Then after the bridge came the sculptures of which I'm sure I have already posted pictures a few years ago. Never hurts to take another couple though.
|Holding a train|
|And this one with cyclists|
|Cosgrove lock in the distance with the Iron Trunk Aquaduct still to cross|
Having filled the water tank we then ascended up 5 locks to moor in the long pound. Very nearly had a locking buddy for the passage up the flight but they too pulled in for water and said for us not to wait. All the locks for a change were in our favour so we managed to get moored by 2ish. First thing was to wash off the pigeon poo. Leave it to long and the paintwork gets marked. We found that to our cost when moored in Sandiacre! I then went off for a walk round the nature reserve hoping no bullocks were loose. None to be seen thank goodness but plenty of cowpats to accidentally step in! What with Pigeon poo and cowpats it's been a mucky sort of day.
|Taken at lock 16 Stoke Bruerne flight|
|And this by lock 15|
Saw this and wanted to say something witty about it. I'm not very good with captions so will have to leave this to your imagination.
On route and in the reserve.
|Loving the apples|
|The Cosgrove Geese|
|Pheasant on the towpath|