My Fuji X100 is still my go to camera when it comes to having a great little camera in my pocket. We travel out and about in our VW camper for long weekends away, its been a little cold of later so not been travelling as much as I would like. However this weekend was looking good on the weather forecast, so it was time to dust off the steering wheel, leave the Fuji X-E1 at home charge up the X100 and head out up to the canals just south if Northampton to a little place called Stoke Bruerne. It’s a stopping point with a large number of canal lock gates some great rig side pubs and picturesque landscapes. We arrived late afternoon and found a fabulous parking spot for the night just on the very edge of the banks of the Grand Union Canal. I cooked Tai Trout with Singapore rice noodles and took a walk to see the locks. Next to the museum is one of the oldest locks in the country and dates back to 1881.
It’s a quiet place this time of the year but come the summer hundreds of holiday makers are making there way along this famous old canal and walking the narrow tunnel and working the locks.
It’s quite a skill guiding these long narrow steel tubs through these locks the very difficult,t to turn round, its all a bit of a tight squeeze.
The next morning waking to another dull cloudy but thankfully dry day we took another walk along the river side toe path. Heading back to the camper and getting ready to navigate to the next spot of interest the historic abandoned garden lodge of Lyveden new Bield just outside Oundel.