Thursday, 20 May 2010

Ducking and diving

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As it was so warm Bottle was sat out in the cratch having his breakfast when Mrs Duck thought she would join him and flew up onto the bow. She seemed almost tame and allowed him to touch her. We have had the Fudge Boat moored next to us doing a roaring trade and we can recommend that you try their chocolate orange fudge, yum! On Sunday afternoon we all went down for a drink at the pub and sat outside doing a bit of gongoozling in the sunshine. On Monday we helped Graham and Betty down the locks and through the lift bridges, then had a rest and rehydrated when we got back to at Bridge 61.

IMG_0011We like Foxton very much as there is a lovely circular walk that we discovered the other evening. We walked down the locks past the pubs over the bridge returning up on the opposite side where the old inclined plane and Museum are and along the arm that leads to it. This is now a quiet backwater for wildlife where the swans are nesting on the bank and there are some big fish along there. When we were coming back over the road bridge at the top we saw this lovely pair of horses pulling a cart. I also did a bit more fishing with the magnate and found three more treasures to add to our collection. Tuesday saw us down the locks and going along to Debdale Wharf for diesel at 64p per litre (domestic), then off to Market Harborough for food shopping. We moored up, abreast nb Tranquility for the night as there were no spare places. Wednesday we all walked into town and did our own things. On the long haul back up the hill we called in to Wetherspoons,  Sugar Loaf, for refreshments. We then idled away the afternoon in the deckchairs sipping drinks and chatting.

IMG_0006The linear moorings in Market Harborough are nice as there are several taps alongside and the birdsong from the overhanging trees goes on all day long. Today we set off early to meet Sam for our service on the generator. We are now moored at the top of the locks recovering from a long hot day of hard work!IMG_0013 This sign stands at Foxton Junction.

1 comment:

Brian and Diana on NB Harnser http://nbharnser.blogspot.com said...

I hope they never moor by us, to have a Fudge Boat along side would be a disaster, worse than the cheese boat and that always costs me a tenner but that lasts a while. The fudge would be back and forth all day.