We do like an enforced lie in with tea and coffee in bed, this time due to Swanley Marina not opening until 9am. A self service pump out at £19.50 so not cheap, but we’ve come to love our self service pump outs, and have quite a well oiled routine. A hire boat arrived for a pump out, when I said it was self service, they screwed up their face and said they’s go somewhere that was manned!
Lots of boats on the move today, and lovely single locks, I even had time for a bit of sunbathing while we waited.
Some of the paddles were a bit stiff and took a bit of elbow grease to open. I just hope it’s doing wonders for the old bingo wings!
We saw this rather innocuous black box by the side of the canal, it looks quite new and with two padlocks, there must be something special inside – any ideas?
We stopped at Wrenbury and enjoyed a lunch alongside for once. We then did a circular walk to the local shop, this involved a footpath full of cows, I was very close to turning round and going the other way! We purchased our supplies (milk, bananas and toms…..no ice cream or cake, oh how times have changed) and walked back through the church grounds.
We motored for another hour or so, and found a lovely mooring overlooking the fields. Toby polished off the last flapjack, so we were in need of new supplies ready for tomorrow and potential vlockies at the staircase. Toby offered to make the cookies, it was a packet mix, how hard can it be – just add butter and water. Toby had a sloppy mess from adding too much water, we’ve got cookies, we’ll update you tomorrow as to how edible they are.