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Hi I am Jo…wife, lover, best friend and soulmate to Keith. Lover of all things to do with nature and the canals. I am passionate about the Waterways and its history.

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Friday, 15 February 2013

Water, water everywhere.

After lunch we took a walk around the the village of Cosgrove. We walked through the horse tunnel which took us under the canal.


We have been past Cosgrove enough times but have never walked around it properly. We walked up to the church of St. Peter and St. Paul, parts of the church date back to the 13th century.


A pretty little church.


We popped into The Barley Mow pub to see if they still did fishy Friday, but that died out when the old tenant left. The new landlady had only been in the pub a month and so the website for the pub is an old one. The pub is however charming and we will visit it whilst here.


I may even be tempted to play skittles with the cheeses.


This photograph caught my eye, I wonder who the people are?

We ended up walking back along the towpath to the Great Ouse Aqueduct, which was built of cast iron, and opened on 22 January 1811. From the aqueduct we could see the Great Ouse and extensive flooding across the valley.



Even the holiday park is flooded and many of the caravans are cut off.


I do not envy the owners when they come back to their homes for the Summer. We met up with Hazel, who used to be the mooring warden at Cosgrove, she and Mick now have a mooring on the offside, she very kindly bought across the latest Towpath Talk for us to read. It was great to catch up with her and to hear all their news. Hazel makes amazing rag rugs and gives classes on how to make them.

I think we may get a little more walking in over the weekend if the weather holds, although with the flooding we are restricted to where we can go.


  1. Such a shame that the caravan park has been flooded. We used to walk around it towards the lake. Has the shop managed to stay water free? I cant see the flooding issue getting any better in the near future. Makes one glad to be on a boat! At the moment we are in Milton Keynes visiting our son so not far from you. It's a shame we wont have time to pop in and say hello. If you see Hazel again say hi from us. Hope your batteries get sorted and maybe we will catch up with you later in the year.
    Happy cruising.

  2. Hi Ian and Irene.
    I will indeed pass on your hi to Hazel when we pass by on Monday. I do not think the flooding has reached the shop as yet, it all looked ok when we walked past yesterday. I really feel for anyone flooded out, and yes we are also so glad we live on our boat, even with the problems we have at the moment.
    Fingers crossed we may see you sometime this year, we are thinking we may have to change our plans, but we will decide when we have been into dry dock.

    Love to you both xxxxxxxx


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