Our latest meet brought fantastic weather when we headed over to Stoke Bruern for a 3 course meal in The Boat Inn Restaurant, set on the banks of the Grand Union Canal. After lunch we stepped aboard the Indian Chief for a leisurely cruise up the water way through the famous Blisworth tunnel. This two hundred year old tunnel under Blisworth Hill is the longest in regular use on British Waterways. Construction began in 1773 under commission from the Grand Junction Canal Company and was restarted in 1802 after the original alignment ran into trouble. The 3076yd long, brick-lined tunnel, carrying the Grand Union Canal, opened to traffic in 1805.
It was great to see new friends joining us for the first time, and our thanks go to all for helping to make this such an enjoyable day for everyone.