Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Birthdays come and go!

Yesterday was my 6? birthday, (and I don’t feel any older) so yes Derek and I are both Sagittarians (The wanderers of the Zodiac) and we have certainly done our share. Since we left Newbold in February we have done 441 locks, 676 miles, 19 tunnels, 87 swing bridges and 15 lift bridges.  Boy have we been busy.  We visited the following canals including the North Oxford, The Coventry, The Birmingham and Fazely, The Ashby, The Trent and Mersey, The Caldon, The Macclesfield, The Peak Forest, The Ashton, The Rochdale, The Bridgewater, The Leeds and Liverpool, and The Aire and Calder and Calder and Hebble Navigations.  Is that enough for you?

Off course this is not taking into account our trips down to the Isle of Wight for a week and our week in Marjorca later in the year and numerous trips to London to see Tracey and my sister Mary and her husband Tony who flew over in September,  It makes me feel tired just thinking about it.

I think we deserve a little rest before continuing our travels.


Jenny said...

6? indeed!! Your Kiwi friends know exactly how old you are. But we'll keep it a secret.

Derek and Dot said...

mmmm yes well! but I know you're good at keeping secrets

Sue said...

Ah I missed this one.. a very happy belated birthday to you Dot from both of us.. not had that bus pass too long have you!

Sue xx

Derek and Dot said...

Hi Sue
Not too long but long enough to make it worthwhile. Thanks for the belated wishes from you both and hope Meg got some good news today.