Well a week later and we are still at Braunston. Apart from trips to the water point and a short cruise with friends David and Joan we haven’t been anywhere. At least anywhere by boat. Thursday saw us on the bus to Daventry! Paul used his bus pass for the first time outside of Plymouth! There is a largeish Tesco there right in the town centre. So as well as a weekly shop we also bought planters, plants and soil so we now have a little garden on our roof! Very glad though that we didn’t have far to walk from the bus stop!!
The weekend found us moored in the middle of an historic boat rally. One reason why we were quite happy to stay here! We were close to their winding (pronounced as in that which blows), or turning point, so sat on the bank with a coffee watching the parade go by.
The roof leak has been mended, the engine has been serviced so lots has been happening even if we haven’t been travelling. The carpenter is now making us a cupboard and a table for the cratch (bow (front))! So it will be a few more days before we finally move on.
We are thinking then we may head south on the Grand Union towards Milton Keynes! No roundabouts on the canal! An area where we have been before, but not for many years.
So until the next update, bye for now.