Saturday we had a lazy day, but had a walk down to the Slough Arm looking at the boats along the way. There are no signs at all telling boaters that this was the junction and to turn here for Slough. We spotted this lovely horse busy sharpening her teeth on a wooden post. Not quite so funny as the sheep on nb Balmaha’s blog though!
Sunday saw us strolling down to The Malt Shovel to see what they had on their roast lunch menu. They had a deal on for just under a tenner, roast turkey with a starter or a pudding. Well it was excellent roast with fresh vegetables, but rather too big for me to finish, so I took some home for tea in a doggy bag. Luckily we were back on the boat before 4pm and the sun was still shining brightly, but suddenly we had a very heavy hail storm which created a rainbow.
Today was another nice sunny day, but quite cool as we set off, filled with water, then went down through the lock. Hooray, no more locks to work for quite a while now. We stopped outside Tesco's and popped in for a snack in their cafe before seeking out Food supplies. It is a real multi cultural store and had a special display of Dewali lights and foods as well as Halloween pumpkins, costumes and goodies. There are also a great variety of world foods that I haven’t seen in other Tesco stores. The afternoon was spent cleaning the roof of the boat and changing the oil in the generator. We then lit the fire and settled down for the evening.