Sunday, October 04, 2009

Picking up our new fender at Cosgrove.

I'm well pleased with Herbie's new bow fender which we picked up on Friday from Mick Betts at Cosgrove. At sixty five quid I reckon we got a bargain. As you can see it's very neatly made and it has a proper rope centre unlike some others.

Cosgrove is a very attractive rural area on the GU although quite close to Milton Keynes. Boaters remember it for three things - the junction with the now defunct Buckingham arm, the high aqueduct over the fledgling river Ouse, and this unusually ornate canal bridge.

Cosgrove lock is the only lock in an umpteen mile stretch between Fenny Stratford and Stoke Bruerne so the many boats that moor hereabouts have an easy life. There are some very tidy and atractive 48hr visitor moorings too.

1 comment:

VallyP said...

What a lovely piece of work. All done by hand too. No wonder the price is what it is! Not bad as you say!