We are now moored at Stoke Bruerne and have visited the Canal Museum this afternoon. We spent a worthwhile hour or more wandering about looking at canal related exhibits before taking 'coffee' in the adjoining cafe.
The trek over the Blisworth tunnel to get here from Blisworth was nothing if not adventurous. It was like crossing the Somme at battle's-end, no artillery shells but lots and lots of MUD, and, we got lost.. By the time Jill and I and four dogs arrived soaked and liberally coated in gloop we had had enough. The dogs were either dunked in the canal ( theTibetan terrier clean up methodology) or sponged downed with two lots of warm clean water on the towpath (the Labrador ablution system) we were cleaned up and a hasty dash to The Boat Inn was in order. Tonight we are going to take advantage of the Indian restaurant that is handily adjacent to the Canal Museum...bliss