Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Wot! No cruising?

Today was one of the types of days we have that our Boat Sharers understandth not.  We didn’t move.
Instead we all hopped in the car and drove to Mercia Marina to visit friends Steve and Denise from NB Riverside Escapes for coffee.  
We were lucky enough to be shown over their new Lodge in the marina and I have to tell you Reader they are Fab-u-lous and I now want one too.

Steve and Denise are a naturally hilarious couple and after coffee we all relocated to The Dragon at Willington for lunch which was very busy for a common Thursday.  The food was delicious and the company very entertaining and we didn’t leave for hours. Quite a lot of hours. Shame but in the end we had to go and very much look forward to meeting up with them again later in the autumn either by boat or car, wether they like it or not.

Steve & Denise form NB Riverside Escapes.

We had kinda planned to take the boat through Fradley this afternoon but the lateness of the hour and the chilliness of the air prevented this.  
On reflection Amanda who had to be home mid morning tomorrow for more unshirkable jobs decided to leave this evening instead of in the morning with all the Friday traffic.  Sad to see her go as usual but at least the boat is spotless, she is always welcome.

Much much later when I was writing this blog in the cratch, I heard a chung chung of another approaching vintage boat,  it was ages and ages till it came into view, on reflection I reckon it may have been at Wood End Lock when I first heard it which as the crow flies is only one field away. Too dark for my camera but it was NB Ling with a very smiley captain.

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