Tuesday 4th September
Entertainment of the day – a very amusing puppy getting used to life on a narrowboat.
Today we had visiting crew, Jennie, Chris and Monty the pup. We were up early ready for our visitors who arrived just as I was moving Jannock down to the lock landing at Foxton top lock. Having completed the Welford arm yesterday it is planned to do the Market Harborough arm today.
Jennie has written “ We arrived in lovely sunshine after a goodish run from Bromsgrove. After a much needed cuppa we set off down Foxton locks. This was Monty’s first trip on a boat – the first of many we hope! After Foxton. Brenda and Graham took us down to Market Harborough where we filled with water and moored for lunch. A splendid spread was provided by Brenda. Then we headed back to Foxton where we moored up. We went to recover our car and on our return tea was waiting for us. Dinner will be in the oub and then we head home. It has been a wonderful day – a very big thank you to then both for a fantastic day. It was great to meet Brenda again and to meet Graham for the first time. As for Monty – how did he do – I am glad to say very well indeed.”
Well, another bit of the system marked off of our map having been to Market Harborough. When we returned to Foxton we found nb Earnest (yes, that one) moored up and so had a chat with Neil and Linda who also appear to be traversing the Leicester ring at the same time as us. The food at the Foxton Locks Inn at the bottom of the flight was good, with my gammon steak being one of the thickest I have ever had to eat, although the red cabbage served with Brenda’s fish pie tasted a bit funny.
We’re sorry about any disappointment this may cause but no old stock item was eaten today because we had guests, back to normality tomorrow.