Typical freezing wind at Stoke Bruerne but a good show with many friends of Mikron who braved the cold – fortunately the friends of the museum kindly put up a marquee for us, but even so it was more like November than June. Set off at seven this morning expecting to meet lots of boats coming up for the festival but all is quiet and we got through the seven Stoke Bruerne locks by ten past eight and on to MK.
Just passed my favourite lock, Cosgrove, which always seems so peaceful and tranquil with cows grazing, the defunct Stratford Cut going off through the trees and a man made of wire using a boating pole (well it is Milton Keynes after all) by the lock pool.
Approaching the aqueduct saw my first Heron, still and intent poised above the water. Ducklings beware!