Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Here is Caxton nestled at her mooring in Brinklow Marina. We arrived yesterday lunchtime having travelled from Hawkesbury junction in lashing wind and rain. I started out walking with the two dogs but the tow path was in appalling condition and I was struggling to wade through glutinous mud and deep puddles; walk abandoned, we boarded Caxton at a convenient bridgehole and I disappeared inside attend to household tasks leaving Joe a solitary windswept figure on the back of the boat. Emerging from my warm sanctum about thirty minutes before we arrived a Brinklow, I joined Joe to help bring the boat into the marina where we were warmly greeted by Steve of Nb K2 as we ushered Caxton onto our allotted berth.
Later that afternoon we had just arrived back at the boat with bags of provisions when Jill of Matilda Rose called in to say hello. This morning, Joe has taken the car and returned to Lincolnshire to collect mail, check the house and pick up one or two items that were forgotten. I walked into the village of Brinklow to have a look around and get a paper. This is the parish church of St. John the Baptist which sits in the heart of the village and just in front of a Motte and Bailey castle; the two dogs and I will be off again in the morning to have a better look at what Brinklow has to offer.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

With all this walking you and the dogs will soon be shadows of your former selves. It occurs to me that you could set up a nice business as a personal trainer for Greygal.....
Sue, Indigo Dream
ps. no disrespect intended greygal!
pps. my excuse is that if I didn't have chocolate then I'd be completely barmy....

Dogsontour by Greygal said...

Okay, so you've done the marina bit now, where are you walking to..oops, sorry, boating to next? Come to Essex - the weather's glorious! Not.

Dogsontour by Greygal said...

Actually I should also add my congrats on a successful first cruise! Here's to more adventures and more blogging please!

Lesley K Nb Caxton said...

Sue
Greygal has SEEN me - personal trainer has NO credability I'm afraid..

Greygal
We were planning to trip to London and Essex (Harlow)but Stoke Bruene is Kapput so we need to re-think, anyway you are planning to be in Welsh Wales!

Dogsontour by Greygal said...

No offence taken, Sue...and I don't know what Lesley means..she's a slip of a thing. Comes from all that walking I reckon..