Why do Boats feel the need to be on the move at 6 am??!!
Hippee - a lovely day of sunshine but not scorching hot!! We are moored just past Mercia Marina at Willington pointing north. After leaving Branston we next moored at Willington village having just been lucky enough to get a spot there as a boat left just as we finished watering-up. It is always busy here but we’ve always managed to get a place but, if that boat hadn’t had gone when it did, then we’d have been hard pressed this time! Had a good night in the Dragon on Sunday with Ian and Irene off NB Free spirit washing down the pints and wine while catching up since we last saw them in Birmingham a few months ago. Mind you - don’t moor in same direction as they’re going at the moment cos they pass you at 6 am in the morning so they can moor up again before the Olympics start again ….. Both are avid viewers!!! We have watched some of it and thought the Opening Ceremony was fabulous and looking forward to the Closing this Sunday. Fred and Lisa came to see us on Monday and we had such an exciting day. First a car ride and then trip round the huge Asda at Sinfin Derby ------ such an outing is a rarity so we made the most of it by filling their boot with boxes and bags (just a few hours then to find holes to fit in all into cupboards!!). THEN TODAY (WHY O WHY AM I SUDDENLY TYPING IN BIG LETTERS AGAIN? PASS, IT KEEPS DOING THIS - BIG BIG MYSTERY). FRED AND LISA CAME AGAIN WITH SOME QUEEN SIZED FITTED SHEETS FOR US AS THEY HAD FOUND A SELL-OFF BARGAIN AT £1.99 A PAIR!!). IT HAS PROVEN QUITE A TASK TO FIND THIS SIZE OF SHEET AND BECAUSE IT IS QUITE AWKWARD TO MAKE THE BED AS THE MATTRESS IS HARD AGAINST WALLS ON 3 SIDES, THEN ONLY QUEEN SIZE DOES THE TRICK WELL.) SO WE HAD LUNCH IN THE TEA ROOM ON MERCIA MARINA (VERY GOOD AND SPLENDID VALUE) AND THEN SAT IN THE SUN BY JANDAI - ANOTHER LOVELY DAY. Since last blog we have done … 8 miles and 2 locks Total since Setting Off ….. 1945 miles and 1580 locks