Thursday, 29 August 2013


Set off from our mooring in Braunston in short's on, shirt off weather. The scenery from here to Rugby is in the main flat with fields of grazing dairy and beef herds punctated with farmsteads.

Taking the weight of their udders.

 Had just about the whole selection of hide colours in this field

For a second and for some inexplicable reason I want to moor up and push one of these down the hill!

We have noticed a few mistakes on our 2012 Nicholson Waterways Guide the latest appears to be the position of Barby Marina on the chart, but then I do note that they are printed in China now. 

Some of Rugby council's inspired graffiti.

This stretch of the canal has been very busy, the volunteer lockie at Hillmorton lock's was keeping a record of through traffic, she had already locked 35 boats through that morning. Hillmorton locks are paired in that there are two locks side by side, so progress is not held up even when busy. We filled with water at the water point just above her lock, ate lunch and continued towards Rugby where we have moored alongside the Rugby Golf Club. link..

We passed the Cheese Boat just before we moored and it looked like they were doing the same so we may walk back down the towpath and sample some of their wares...... I bought two cheeses Amber Mist which is a mature cheddar laced with whisky and Perl Las which is a blue veined mature cheese.

This evening we had lamb shank which had been cooking most of the day in one Mr D's eco friendly thermal cooker.  The lamb was cooked to perfection. 

One small job that got done was to rivet on  a couple of failed cratch cover studs. The day is ending overcast, Sue has a hook and maggot in the water and I'm going to read after publishing this. We haven't bothered with the TV now for a few weeks, have been listening to Smooth Radio which plays mostly 70's stuff and no rap nonsense.

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