Friday, 29 January 2010

Three and a half, is that all?

It had rained overnight so things were a little sticky underfoot this morning as the walkers in the Caxton Crew set off in the general direction of  Kingswood Junction.  We planned to move down towards the Hatton flight so thet we could have a clear run down the locks tomorrow but at the same time we didn't want to moor too close to the railway line that accompanies the canal hereabouts. I know, picky, picky, picky... 
The day started a bit overcast with a threat of rain which as it happened it didn't come to anything.
Above the finger post at the Lapworth link - the link of canal between the Stratford and Grand Union canals.  We only continued on for less than a mile beyond this junction and moored up at Turners Green having covered a mere 3.5 miles today. Having moored up we got a text to say the a series of photo's had been sent for us to view  I booted up the laptop, checked the emails and found thet I had been sent a message from Paul of NB Waterway Routes to say that he was awaiting us at the top of the Hatton Flight, 'where were we?'  I called Paul to say thank you but sorry, we were going to 'do' the flight tomorrow.  So I have lost a valuable set of experienced helping hands but we have exchanged telephone numbers so next time Paul....

When we had secured Caxton we all set off in the direction of the Stratford canal and worked up the locks to the Kingswood junction.  There is lots of BW working parties replacing gates etc. on the flight. 

We called into the village shop for milk and a paper before finding the local for a pint. 
The dogs made themselves at home ...whilst we got chatting to local a couple who are enjoying their retirement by travelling the world. 
We then dashed back to the Village shop to pick up the freshly made, newly delivered samosas.  'Do you like indian food' the lady in the shop had asked - 'Who doesn't?' I replied and like Arnie, 'I'll be back' I said and I was and lunch wasjust lovely..


Anonymous said...

I see that F & F have found the best spot in front of the fire!

Sue, Indigo Dream

Paul (from Waterway Routes) said...

No doubt you have discovered by now that you've been unburgled, or whatever the word is. I hope you don't mind me lifting the corner of the rear cover.

You could have had a choice of complimentary DVDs if we had met, but I thought you might like to see what you missed around the real parts of the BCN.

Let us know when you are coming back and we can show you around our home waters.

Nb Caxton said...

SUe, Fletcher and Floyd always find warmth of a fire but at least it keeps them from mugging other customers if we are not watching them like a hawk..

Nb Caxton said...

Hi Paul
It wasn't until 06.47 when I opened your comment that we discovered you had called! Thank you so much for the DVD which we will watch tonight. We do want to come back to explore the BCN and we were seriously thinking of joining one of the BCN explorer cruises but that will probably be next winter or winter now.
thank you again

Del and Al said...

Those Samosas look well can't beat a Friday night Ruby! Good luck with all your plans :-)

Derek and Dot said...

Hi Lesley
Our plan is to stay where we are until Monday. Great moorings and room for you here overnight. We are regaining our strength for the Hatton Flight probably Thursday weather permitting.

Nb Caxton said...

HI Del and Al
The samosas were to die for!!

Nb Caxton said...

Hi Dot and Derek
See you tomorrow then.