Hi I am Jo…wife, lover, best friend and soulmate to Keith. Lover of all things to do with nature and the canals. I am passionate about the Waterways and its history.
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Monday, 12 July 2010
Boating in the rain.
Having had a fantastic nights sleep, I woke up at 7.30am and heard the boat Two Jays heading off from their overnight mooring. Even though I nodded off for another half an hour, I knew that I would have to get up, because Pad needed to go out to do what all dogs need to do in the morning.
I got dressed, put on my shoes and Pad was ready and waiting to go out. Once the bed is put away in the cupboard, he sits and waits by the back steps, ready for me to open the door. With lead on and poo spade in hand, we set off across the park. The one thing that Campbell Park is lacking are Poo Bins. There is not one to be seen anywhere. I am gonna have to write into the Council and suggest they put some bins around the park. I have not even seen any litter bins, and yet the park is very tidy. Walk over, back on the boat Pad and Marmite were given their breakfast and we then ate ours. It was then time to say cheerio to Pam and Mac on NB Mona Lisa, as they were heading off in the other direction. Just as we cast off and left the mooring, some wet stuff began to fall from the sky.
Yippee it was raining.
It was wonderful to feel the wet stuff on my face. I did put on my coat and hat, but did not bother with the waterproof trousers, as it is still humid. To begin with, the rain was only light to begin with. But as we approached Fenny Stratford, 3.7miles 1hr 30mins, the rain started to fall heavily. As we rounded the corner, I was amazed to see that the Fenny Stratford moorings above the lock were empty, so we decided to pull in and moor up. No point getting soaked for no reason, as we are not in a hurry. Not sure what we will do for the rest of the day though. I need to clean the brass in the back cabin, as it is looking a bit dull. But apart from that it will be a realxing time I think.