In the rush of getting all our stuff together, Toby managed to forget his PJs (or was it planned?!), so I’ve ended up with morning tea and coffee duties. This morning I left the pan of milk on the hob, I thought I was smelling toast from another boat, and then the penny dropped! Thank goodness for non stick pans, although the same can’t be said for our smoke alarm, which was silent throughout.
After a breakfast of croissants, we set off about 10ish to a cloudy day, only two locks to do today – and only 16 for the week, we’re used to doing more than that in one day!
Today is our half way day, so we needed to turn in a winding hole. As we try and do one way trips (with Peter and Romy’s help), or a circular route, three point turns in a narrowboat isn’t one of Toby’s strengths! I decided to stand on the bow, I soon had to move inside, and lift any branches to minimise any scratches.
We were very lucky with Herons today, athough the zoom on our camera isn’t great.
In all the rush of packing, we forgot the wet gear. I blame Romy and Peter, as we cleared out the boat earlier in the year for the return leg from Bristol. We had a few showers, and managed with the brollie.
On our way back to Cosgrove, the canal seemed to turn green, we wern’t sure if it was the rain, reflection, or grass in the canal. We soon passed the culprit, and some green dye seeping in to the canal
Along with all the apples on the trees, we’ve had the smells of a few log burners going, and the trees beginning to turn. Autumn is on the way. We moored up about 3pm, just by the bridge and The Navigation Pub – guess where we’re going for dinner!
In the evening we had dinner at the Navigation, Sarah had the most enormous looking Calzone, though the waiter promised it used the same amount of dough as the standard pizza.