Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Visitors! some unexpected.

0 Locks, 4.77 Miles, 1 Tunnel. Now at Brownsover.

Yesterday we had a visit from Paul on Nb Waterways Routes and we finally got to meet Christine and daughter Susan. They are on their way to Braunston where they will wind and return to film for a DVD on the Leicester Ring. After lunch aboard their boat Dot got to drive Waterways Routes for a short distance so that Paul could photograph her at the helm of yet another boat. He has photographed her at the helm of other boats except his own and Gypsy Rover.

Brinklow 041Paul on his electric boat Waterways Routes. Susan at the helm.

Today we pushed on towards Rugby with a stop at Newbold for water. The last couple of times through this area we have found the place chocker block full with boats but today there were moorings aplenty.

Brinklow 042We finally got to meet Paul with wife Christine and daughter Susan.

It was a different story at Brownsover where the moorings were full. We were nearly at the end of the towpath moorings when we found a crew about to cast off so we swapped places allowing them to head North.

Brinklow 045Bring that boat back. Dot heads off on Waterways Routes.

After lunch it was off to Tesco’s to stock up the pantry and upon our return we found Paul, Christine and Susan had just moored up after filming Braunston to Brownsover. From here they will be heading up the Ashby Canal so if you see them en route, smile as they go past, you could become famous. A short time later we had another unexpected visitor in Peter on the coal/diesel boat Bletchley. We flagged him down to top up the fuel tank. He surprised us by saying “ The last time I saw you was at Hemel Hempstead.”  This was true but that was back in 2007, so Peter has a good memory.

Brinklow 049Time for a preen and afternoon nap.

2233 locks, 4307.63 miles, 92 tunnels, 131 swing bridges and 58 lift bridges since Nov 2006


Sue said...

I'll keep an eye on your blog and hope to introduce myself when you are in the Bedfordshire section of the GU.

Derek and Dot said...

Hi Sue
Thats fine may be a month or so yet, look forward to it