Monday 21 March 2016

End Of A Wonderful Year

We left our moorings Saturday and headed towards Blisworth Tunnel, it was very wet inside the tunnel and we passed 3 boats coming in the other direction. We came out of the tunnel and found Stoke Bruerne almost deserted with only 4 boats at the top of the locks so we moored for the evening. 

Stoke Bruerne

Deserted Moorings At Stoke Bruerne

We went out for a meal in the Navigation Inn. The meal was very nice indeed.
Sharon had a walk up to the Canal Museum and came back telling me about a book she had seen about the life of Sister Mary Ward who was a nurse from Stoke Bruerne to the crews off narrowboats. Sharon dispatched me to have a look as she was unsure what the cost of it was. The book was 18.99 and very interesting it is it is called Care on the Cut well worth a purchases.

We woke on Sunday morning the sun was shining on our last day of cruising on are year out on the cut. We were feeling very sad as we went down the first 2 locks alone and then we were lucky enough  to catch up with a couple who had waited for us at the next lock.
Tacet And Frogmore In The Lock

Tacet And Frogmore 

Approaching The last Lock.

We had a very lovely cruise down with them and said are goodbyes and cruised off very slowly to Kingfisher Marina where we have a mooring. We arrived and turned in and moored at our temporary mooring.

Church, sheep and lambs

Back To Where We Started From

Monday morning our dear friend Louise picked me up so I could collect our car from Ipswich as we plan to return home on Wednesday. 

We have had a truly wonderful year on Tacet. We have seen so many wonderful places and wonderful sights.
We have met some lovely people who have become good friends.
We our looking forward to our next cruise out on Tacet very soon.

Time Travelled Saturday 19th March 2.5 Hrs Distance Travelled  4.5 Miles Blisworth  Tunne 3056 yrds
Time Travelled Sunday 20th March 4 Hrs 4  Miles 7 locks, 

Total Distance Travelled 1141 Miles    

221 Locks (Broad ) 551 single locks and 22 tunnel's, 10 Massive Lock
Total Tunnel length 19915 yards   

Total Time 610 hours  

We Have Loved It So Much


  1. I cannot believe that your year away is almost over, where has that time gone! It sounds as if it has been a magical time full of wonderful memories. It has been lovely following the blog and was so nice to be able to visit you in November.

    Take care, Angela & Philip xx

  2. It was lovely to see you both in November. We can't believe the year is over. We have had a really wonderful time see some wonderful sights and met some really lovely people. We have also made some great new friends


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