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.
I hope you will join me in my rambles and do please comment – I love to hear from and meet new people in blogland!
Sunday, 30 September 2012
Friday, 28 September 2012
|One tent up.|
|Two tents up.|
|Ice Breaker Laplander.|
|The Cheese Boat.|
Thursday, 27 September 2012
This is not good and will take some time to repair. Check out the stoppage page http://www.waterscape.com/things-to-do/boating/stoppages/results?waterways%5B0%5D=98&search_data_by%5B0%5D=stoppage&start_day=27&start_month=9&start_year=2012&end_period=all&end_day=27&end_month=9&end_year=2012&subtn=+Find+Stoppages+
Tuesday, 25 September 2012
Yes today was the day we got on the number 86 bus, paid our £12 for a return ticket for the both of us and headed off to Northampton. Last September we made the same trip, but on the 27th September when it was much hotter weather than today. The journey by bus is almost an hour, as it takes you through we passed through Roade, Blisworth, Collingtree and Milton Malsor. It was a wonderful opportunity to see some stunning houses.
We got off the bus in the centre of the town.
All Saint's Church was one of the first places we saw. You can read all about the other places we saw in my posting last year BLOG. I give a description on the history of the place and some of its buildings.
Monday, 24 September 2012
Just read this and thought about a couple of days ago when I saw a toddler coming a long the towpath on a push along tractor. Nothing worrying about that your thinking and your correct. What was worrying was the fact that his parents were along way back down the towpath as there pride and joy was speeding along. I had visions of this child losing control and ending up in the canal, neither parent would have been close enough to grab him, so I did say to them "You need to keep up with your child, because he could drive into the canal". The mother with a look of horror on her face ran down the towpath to gather her child up.
Parents need to be aware how dangerous canals are.
Saturday, 22 September 2012
Friday, 21 September 2012
What is wrong with people?
If you take the trouble to bag the poo, then why the hell can you not put it in the dog bin?
Sorry I have steam coming out of my ears grrrrrrrrrr arghhhhhhhhh.
Wood and towpath cleaned up and rubbish bag put in the skip. It is at least tidy for a day.
I cooked us a chicken curry for dinner, which we will have later and then went out to take some photographs of that ever was out there.
During the day the Fudge Boat Sanity? arrived with Heather and Tony and so yep we stood on the towpath chatting about their year and where they had been. As we stood chatting to them David Daines came along the towpath, with news of the moorings for the Village at War weekend. He had allocated moorings for the trading boats and we were ok to stay in our usual place. Again it was great catching up with David. In a year so much had happened and peoples lives had changed, some for the better and some for the worse which is a shame. I am sure over the coming week we will do a heck of a lot of chatting to people we have not seen for a year.
After dinner, which was cooked in the back cabin stove, we went off to a talk in the school room of the Stoke Bruerne Museum. The talk was done by Brian Mayland and it was all about his early years of boating and how he got started. He showed some wonderful slides of the early days on the cut with the old boats and boating families. David and Elaine our friends on NB Patience also came along, so we got to see them again and there were a dozen other people at the talk, so a nice turn out.
By the time we got back to the boat it was gone 10.15pm and we were both in need of a coffee, which we sat and drank whilst watching a bit of night time TV. Off to bed at 11.30pm, I lay in bed listening to a Little Owl who was in a tree opposite the boat, it actually sounded as if it was sitting on the roof it was so loud. It was a lovely way to end a great meet and greet day.