The Globe Inn, Linslade

As predicted the weather this morning was dreadful - driving heavy rain. Last night we had thunder and lightning. We didn't see the point in moving on in the morning since we are not on a tight schedule. As a result we "battened down the hatches" and had a morning inside the cabin. Looking around the moorings most other boats nearby did the same.

After lunch, as the weather improved, we moved on through to Leighton Buzzard. It was windy and leaving Slapton was not straightforward as we had moored up in a spot where we got the full force of the easterly winds. The new marina at Grove Lock is filling up and is now half full. By contrast the BW long term moorings at Leighton Buzzard (near Tesco), which are usually packed full, had loads of spaces. Perhaps BW should convert some them to 48 hour or 14 day visitor moorings, it would help.

Cherry blossom at Wyvern Shipping

Wyvern Shipping
(note the highlighted additional bow flares of Ocean Princess)

We moored up at The Globe Inn just below Leighton Lock and enjoyed a meal. They were serving Olde Trip ale and Aspall cider. We took advantage of one of their larger tables to play Scrabble.

I can also report that Maggie's damaged hand is improving and the bruising is going down.

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