We heard the Cuckoo a few days ago on the Market Harborough Arm. Although there weren’t many boats around we did have a neighbour nestling in the reeds in front of us for a while. Moving on we watered up in the basin and the Cabin Boy let me steer Oakfield up while he worked the locks.
When we passed the wagtails nest to our delight the chicks had hatched out and the parents were very busy gathering food. After mooring at the top I popped down to photograph them. This took a lot of patience and I also got cramp keeping still for so long.
Next day we went to catch the bus into MH for a few fresh items and arrived early at the stop. While we were waiting Sue from the www.foxtovillagestore.co.uk stopped by and kindly gave us a lift. She told us that they have moved to the centre of the village and having a new store which is nearly completed. This will be handy for the boating community and you can also shop on line and have fresh fruit, veg and meat delivered, brilliant!