Monday, 12 October 2009

Hawkesbury to Harborough Magna. No Locks.

Today was one of those days when this type of life style paid its dividends.

Its Monday morning, its very chilly and the last thing you want to do is get up, so we didn't.

The fire was lit, warming the boat for later, the coffee was made and back to bed we went. Decadence.

Much later, we were on the move under an almost cloudless sky. T shirts and sunglasses again,
this is a lot better than the "Barbecue Summer" that the weather guessers were offering earlier in the year.

There are so many bushes etc loaded down with berries. Hard winter? Soft winter? Hard winter? Soft Winter?

I'm going with soft, as I have just tossed a coin.

On the way we came across Sue, who with her husband Vic are long term Bloggers and have an eight year history on board their boats No Problem. This is the second one of the same name.

Some of these bridges are well past their use by date and the newness has definitely worn off. Don't even think about sneezing!

On the other hand you have this monstrosity carrying another motorway across the canal.
Under there is a high speed rail link as well.

This cutting was interesting, the signs warned of landslides and falling trees, what on earth you would do should a tree come falling towards you beggars belief, but there was a sign warning you,...... so that's ok then.

I wasn't going to post this picture, but as you cant see who it is I have.
This man has just had a two hour lesson from one of the instructors at Rose Narrowboats but he is terrified. He just stared straight ahead as he went by, hardly daring to move and gripping the tiller so tightly his knuckles were white. Relaxing or what?

Our mooring for the night. Now that is relaxing.

Until next time..............................

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