Saturday, 2 October 2010
Back to Braunston
The Forecast for Friday was very accurate!!! It rained all day, heaviest in the afternoon. So it was batten down the hatches, light the stove, read and watch DVD's. This was interspersed with each of us doing a very wet walk with Barney. By the time evening came there were signs that the sky was beginning to get lighter in the distance heralding better things for Saturday................thankfully this was also accurate.
Despite the weather, which was extremely windy as well as rainy, there were still plenty of boats on the move. here I have to have a gripe........why do we slow down to almost tick-over when we pass moored boats???? I know why, but it seems that a fair proportion of other boat drivers do not and it is not just hire boats........
This morning we were away by 8.30 which proved to be a good move. Barney and I walked to the junction and peeked round the corner and saw the water point was free. Geoff picked us up at the last bridge and we just slid onto the point ahead of another boat. Filling and emptying attended to we moved on and managed to find a really prime spot.........this is the view from the boat.
What could be better. After all the rain the walk up through the fields proved to be very muddy so I returned via the other way. Geoff then disappeared with Barney for Barneys 3rd long walk of the day (now he is fast asleep next to me). He walked up to the Admiral Nelson for a swift half and then back via the Boatman for the other half! Later we expect Emma and tomorrow after church we shall eat at the Boatman with friends Fran & Keith. As I write this the church bells are ringing, I don't know whether it is a wedding or bell-ringing practice. Whatever, with that view and the bells ringing it is very British Countryside..........