This has been a busy place. I arrived Tuesday and had tea and cake aboard nbEllen with Phil and Sally Bridger. They came to visit last year when I was at the top of the Ashby Canal before the had their boat.
Walking Molly Wednesday morning I happened across nbSeyella where I was plied with more tea (not complaining). Geoff had just recently fetched Margret from her friend’s house where she had been recovering since she came out of hospital. He had to take the hire car back so we set off to Tesco’s for shopping first. I love boating people!
nb5G has been a close neighbour off and on having passed them several times since Banbury. We had a chat this morning at the water point. While chatting nbDebdale came past but its not the same people. I walked on down past the lock and found Geoff watering up by the cafe. More tea was drunk and Molly and I set off with a windlass to see Geoff down the next two locks. At the second lock we met Nev of nbWaterlilly. Nev was on my ‘yet to meet’ list and has now been promoted to my ‘bloggers I have met’ list. He is off to pick up his new boat this week from Braunston.
I helped the coal boat up the locks, and later bought coal before I set off aboard nbMilly M down the lock to get rid of several bags of collected rubbish at the disposal. Well shiver me timbers if a chap on a bike didn’t stop for a chat. nbNo Direction. Ray you been promoted.
So much happening I am worn out. I moored on the 48s opposite the cafe. I think I will stay fro a day or two I have a few jobs to do not least replacing a skin fitting I had sheared the top off a week or so ago. Ho hum!