Monday, 26 November 2007

Day of rest.

Now moored at Apsley Marina

First of all I must thank everybody for their birthday wishes. Another year older and wiser.

Today has been cold and fine but it didn't stop half a dozen fisherman from setting up between us and the lock. They were all togged up as if they were going to the arctic circle which they certainly needed to be with the ice cold breeze blowing through here today. For all their efforts we only saw one tiddler landed.

Early this afternoon we wandered into the village as Dot wanted to buy some new bedding from Dunelm Mill which she found very conveniently in the mark down bin. Jammy beggar, talk about luck of the Irish.

Rather than go straight back to the boat we meandered further along the road where we found that the White Lion pub offering Roast Sunday lunch for £6.95. It only took a split second to decide on what we were going to do for lunch and a sound decision it was with 2 very filling meals.  Last time we were here the local pub's had stopped serving food due to the competition from the Paper Mill taking away all their clientele but I think the latter might be pricing themselves off the market or falling out of favour with the local's.

830 locks, 1140.5 miles, 33 Tunnels, 39 swing bridges and 19 lift bridges since Nov 2006

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