Saturday, 28 November 2009

Sodden

Yesterday we woke to rain, heavy rain.  Normally we would simple turn over and forget about travelling but we have to get from Portland Basin up through the sixteen locks on the Marple flight ahead of a stoppage on Monday. In addition, NB Matilda Rose has to be in Whaley Bridge on Monday morning because they are having a new central heating boiler fitted so it was travel we must.  
The first job ahead of setting off  was to load the two boats with some prime Ash we had earmarked.










Then we were away.  I walked Fletcher and Floyd and for most of the journey up to the bottom of the Marple flight it continued to rain.  We were all sodden by the time we moored up and just a little miserable but a hot shower and a change of clothes for the humans and a rub down and a warm fire for the canines soon had us feeling a lot better.
Turkey stew and herb dumplings did the rest.....

4 comments:

sue.fallon said...

Can I just say how much I enjoy reading your blog. We have had many happy holidays on the canals and now live in Daventry so can often be found walking the towpaths locally. I love all the history and background information that you give and the tales of all your walks. Do keep it up and thank you for all the effort you put into the blogs.

Anonymous said...

Saw you go past me today at High Lane (waves cheerily). You were dodging raindrops then! Hope it stays dry for the next leg in your journey.
Carrie (nb Blackbird)

Nb Caxton said...

Hi Sue
I am not sure I derserve your rich praise but nevertheless it is most welcome! Thank you..
Lesley

Nb Caxton said...

Thanks Carrie
We are now seeing the tempretures drop which is better, cold weather being easier to live with rather than the wet variety especially with dogs!
take care
Lesley