Sunday, 31 March 2013

Easter Cruise - Day 5

I had a lovely evening catching up with Alison and Nigel, and meeting Alison's dad, over drinks and dinner.  I walked up to the top lock and joined them on-board for a couple of glasses and wine and nibbles, and we then moved onto The Navigation for dinner.

This morning we woke to another sunny start, and a partially frozen canal.  I gave Adam his birthday present - an unpainted Buckby style watercan.  He had said sometime ago that he wanted one, and seemed very pleased with it. He is planning to paint it in Briar Rose's new colour scheme - I'm sure pictures will be posted once it's complete.

After breakfast we wandered up to the top lock to help our friends, Alison and Nigel on NB Old Peculier, down the locks.  We had a very good run down - most of the locks were in our favour, and we buddied up with a hire boat crew who had not done locks before, and seemed pleased with the help and advice.

Adam had to leave us before the bottom lock to head to work today.  Once we were through the bottom lock we stopped for coffee and Easter treats, before Alison and Nigel continued on their way.

0 miles, 0 locks. (31 miles, 4 locks)


Anonymous said...

Many happy returns Adam - here's to a happy cruising!

Neil Corbett said...

Happy Birthday (for yesterday) Adam.

Neil & Kath