Thursday, 1 September 2016

Bank holiday break

Weds 24 August - We travelled up to the boat late afternoon, with the roads reasonably quiet, arriving at the boat early evening and time to settle in and have a meal on board. On Thursday Martin spent some time ticking some jobs of his to-do-list.  I walked up into the town and had a mooch around the shops, they are quite varied and an hour or so had passed before I returned down the hill.

Seen on my walk

This has to be one of the most interesting gardens I've seen.
Friday 26 August - today we planned to leave after lunch and head down the Ashby to towards Hinckley. We went shopping first though, by car to the farm shop at bridge 23, Elaine and Spinnybank farm and her husband butcher their own meat, we came away with some tasty things, not least some proper pork chops.

We left the Marina just after lunch time, and took our time on such a perfect day, even the cows were cooling off.
Cows cooling off in the canal and seeking the shade of a tree
As we were travelling along we spotted a familiar looking boat, it was Caxton with Sue and George, a quick hello and exchange of our plans and that was that.

We stopped for the day within sight of the Lime Kilns pub and enjoyed the evening from the front cratch.
enjoying the evening from the front cratch of Sonia Louise

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