Monday dawned wet and dull so we decided to postpone our departure a day. That was probably a mistake as Geoff then decided to go for a long walk with Barney and on his return he slipped whilst getting aboard. He did the proverbial, one leg on the boat and one leg in the water.......he gave himself quite a shock. It is a good job I did not witness the episode as I have this terrible failing....I cannot help laughing at these events.......the laughter comes quite unbidden and is not normally appreciated by the unfortunates! He now has a sore back......
Today was a much better day so after some shopping which included two huge pork chops from the butcher, we set off. We fuelled etc at Tewkesbury Marina and then had a gentle cruise through one lock at Strensham.
|Passing Gill & Geoff's village of Bredon|
Geoff settled down for his normal siesta after lunch (what a creature of habit!!) and I settled myself with chair, crossword etc on the bank in the shade for a peaceful afternoon.....or so I thought. A man and his son were fishing some way behind Petroc. 6 year old Henry took a liking to Barnaby and spent most of the afternoon trying to get Barnaby to play whilst chattering away to me. He was a very nice little boy so one could not be rude but he was also a very talkative little boy!!! Hence not such a peaceful afternoon.
After supper we had a surprise visit from Geoff, Gill and Helen who came aboard for a cup of coffee.
All in all....not bad day. Onward towards Pershore tomorrow.
Total distance:7.61 miles
Average speed:3.23 mph (3.65 lock/mph)