Sunday, 31 July 2011

July weekend - Day 3

We were up and about reasonably early this morning, on another lovely sunny day, and slipped away from our moorings just after 8.  Less than an hour later we were turning through the iron bridge into the marina.

Adrian put us expertly onto our pontoon, we packed, and left in the car bound for the IWA festival at Burton on Trent.

The show ground seemed quite quiet, although we were there not long after the gates opened.  We had a look at the commercial boats, walked round the stands, bought a few things, talked to lots of people, had an ice cream, and walked along the towpath to see the visiting boats.

Then is was back to the car for a really good run home.  We'll be making the most of having our own boat, by having another few days on board next weekend.

2 miles, 0 locks.


Anonymous said...

I'm a bit behind with blogging and comments - have reallly enjoyed your boating blogs.

I'm so pleased that you're enjoying Briar Rose and are able to get out and about so much - always a worry when yoo buy your own boat.

Hope to meet you on the cut one day....

Sue, nb Indigo Dream

Adam said...

Hi Sue

We're hoping to bump into you too, not least so we can show you round Briar Rose! Maybe you'll be back down south when we head for London in September.

Anonymous said...

Ooh yes, we'll be back in London by the 9th September - we're taking part in a tideway jolly - I'll blog when I've caught up!

So looking forward to seeing Briar Rose - we didn't get a tour of the inside when we met her previous owner!

Sue, nb Indigo Dream