MONDAY 29TH JUNE 2009
We decided to stay put for the day but walked into the village of Cosgrove and went down the tiny tunnel under the canal to get from the towpath side of the village to the other side.
The village only has one pub now, the Barley Mow, which we didn’t visit. The other two pubs had been converted into residences, but we were able to identify them as we went in search of the, nearly, one thousand year old church, which, inside was wonderfully cool and calming in comparison to the sweltering heat outside.
As we returned crossing the towpath of the Great Ouze Aqueduct, I went down to take a picture of the aqueduct from below, it was very overgrown and impossible to get a decent sh ot, but I did discover an even smaller, wetter, tunnel under the canal allowing walkers to continue their trek along the banks of the Great Ouze.
Angela & David were joining us for dinner this evening. They have a river cruiser on the Ouze at Bedford and maybe next year we will venture onto the Fens and meet up with them. In the meantime the table was set up, on the towpath alongside SKYY and the parasol was placed to shade the diners, it actually came in very handy to keep of the pouring rain as a thunder storm passed by, but the rain in no way spoilt our evening, in fact it was very refreshing.