As planned we did go to The Galleon for dinner last night. The pub itself was nice, and our starter was good, but the main course was really nothing special. We skipped desert at the pub as we had a the left overs of the previous nights Hot Cross Bun Bread & Butter Pudding to finish. As birthday dinners go it was a bit disappointing, but still nice that neither of us had to cook.
And in case anyone is wondering it is Adam's birthday on Easter Sunday.
The canal had frozen over again last night, but it was a gloriously sunny start to the day. We set off about 9am, ice breaking up to Cosgrove lock. We waited for a boat coming down the lock, and left the lock gate open as there was another boat approaching.
Adam was working in London today, and needed to collect his car from the marina, so we stopped opposite the marina and parted company for the rest of the day.
I then carried on to Stoke Bruerne, where I am now moored by the bottom lock for the next couple of days. Most of the journey was sunny with scattered snow showers. Ideal Easter boating weather. I winded before the lock, topped up the water tank, and then moored up for the day. A quick bite to eat for lunch, followed by doing a couple of chores this afternoon.
This afternoon has been wonderfully sunny, and really quite pleasant in the sun shine. Having said that it's just been snowing as I write this, so my hopes of some sunnier weather have been dashed.
I am due to meet ex-fellow owners of NB Debdale this evening - Nigel and Alison. They are due to arrive above Stoke Bruerne this afternoon, and I'll be helping them down the locks on Sunday morning. It will be great to catch up - plenty of boating tales to be shared I am sure.
6.5 miles, 1 lock. (31 miles, 4 locks)