We made the most of this late sunshine today. After a shopping trip in Milton Keynes we decided to drive over to Stoke Bruerne to spend some time by the canal and get a cup of coffee. Really nice and warm in the sunshine.. I like a bit of nostalgia.. Reminded me of my childhood days by the same canal as it passed through Mill End, Rickmansworth. I spent many happy hours fishing and watching the working cargo carrying barges, as they were in those days. Nowadays it is mainly pleasure boating on the canals with many of the old working boats converted to comfortable places to holiday in and in some cases, to live in full time. At least it keeps the old canals open and in good condition for all to enjoy.