I often post photographs of Marmite, showing that she has the life of a pampered moggy, well today it is Paddy's turn. Here is is lounging in the back cabin on Marmite's blanket. He too leads a charmed life.
The day begun with a very chilly start. Keith was feeling a little better, so we were going to move off, but before we could even contemplate moving, I had to go and knock on a boat moored in the winding point to ask the owner if they would like to move into our mooring, because we needed to wind and with them there we had no chance. Thankfully they were happy to move, so we fired the engine up and reversed out of the mooring. We pulled on to the waterpoint mooring and the other boat slid into our mooring, giving us space to wind. We filled up with water and emptied the toilet cassette, and got to have a natter to a couple of fellow boaters and supplied coal to a new customer. In all we would sell 15 bags of coal along the way.
Keith winded the boat and we set off down through Welford Lock and on to the junction. As we headed towards Husband's Bosworth tunnel a British Waterway's boat was being hauled by men along the canal with Mike using a pole to keep the boat on the straight and narrow. Apparently they had run out of diesel. If we had been going in their direction we would have given them a tow, but as were were not we just waved them goodbye and set off into the tunnel. I was lucky enough to get this rather cute photograph of a Kingfisher, who was flying in front of the boat after Husbands Bosworth Tunnel. It seemed quite happy to sit there and have its photograph taken.