So yes, Mae West famously said "It's not the men in your life that counts but the life in your men" and Reader yes this is what Amanda and I have to deal with, anyone know what vitamins we need to buy?
|Saturday night, might have been the other way around.|
So this morning started off with rain, we knew it was going to and Amanda and I had prepared ourselves by staying in bed. Later after heeding the Lock keepers advice, when asked what time the locks close this time of year he replied 15:30 Oh ok said we all, then he added the caveat that this was the time the locks are locked and that last boat in is 14:45 to give the crew time to get through the ten locks, then he said quietly that you best be here way before then as if there should be a queue you won't get through.... so we decided to get a wiggle on and arrive at 13:00. Madness I know.
|Arty shot heading towards Husbands Bosworth Tunnel (For my Reader in Brazil; great name isn't it and England is full of them)|
|I announced that I wanted this for breakfast and was met with a long face BUT there was such a happy discovery under the sofa|
|Another pretty sprinkling of gold.|
|This tree was a bit in the way, but we didn't realise how much in the way it was...|
|It's been walloped several times.|
We went on for just over an hour to turn at the Welford Arm. Much to my surprise there was a boat moored up there. No road access near here either.
As we made our way back we had a good old snoop at the new Marina that's being completed now at North Kilworth, it looks very nice, or will do when the grass has grown. We met someone who was involved with the construction, he said they were four years into a nine month contract...
Frequent Flyers to this blog might recognise these moored boats, they have taken up residence along this stretch, they have changed bridges in the last 18 months or so.
A bit more room at least to where they were previously.
|First lock going down this time.|
|I encouraged David Lewis here at this slightly off line lock by calling down to him as he passed underneath not to sctach my boat, he didn't.|
Getting down the flight in comfortable time meant that we had time for a drink in Bridge 62, I had mulled wine which was very moorish.
|WaL sitting pretty|
Amanda had made a veggie lasagna for us this night and my golly it was DELICIOUS HERE followed by apple crumble with custard, well that was a real treat too.
The Lewis's left to get home. They have work tomorrow and next weekend they are away on a real holiday celebrating this, any guesses as to how many years?
The next day and David and I popped WaL back to bed and prepped her for winter.
We hope to have another winter break in the New Year if all goes to plan, New Year in Holland has been suggested too (sorry Netherlands).
Bye for now.