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.