Monday, 30 June 2014

Very quick update

Sorry for the silence... sometimes you just don't feel like getting the iPad out at the end (or even the middle) of the day. Had a lovely sunny relaxing weekend at Foxton last weekend, then a leisurely run to Braunston and a few more sunny daysnat Braunston before the weekend started. A lowish key Braunston. It rained heavily on Saturday and I got soaked in the parade. Yesterday was nicer, with the Herbies playing on the deck. We sought advice about getting to Stratford and have decided we have to try - lots of people want to know how we get on! So on Sunday we dropped thenplanks before the parade, put a ton of coal in the fore end during it, and have borrowed a blue barrel from Fenny. Last night we filled it and our tanks with water at Blue Lias, having left Braunston at 3.30.



3 comments:

  1. Sarah,

    I have 4 of the large blue barrels going spare if you need any on a permanent basis.

    They are currently in our garden, not on a boat, but if our paths are likely to cross again at any point in the year, they could probably be put back on the boat.

    Sorry I didn't actually get to talk to you. Funny old Braunston, and I'm afraid I eventually gave Mr Coglan a verbal mouthful about what I thought about being overwhelmed by the noise levels in the beer tent, particularly on Saturday evening. (A far bigger downside to me than the weather, frankly).

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  2. Ooh yes please Alan.
    Fully agree about the beer tent - in fact we didn't even bother trying; went to the Nelson on Saturday night.
    Sorry not to have caught up with you two better.

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  3. Sarah,
    Very welcome to any number of blue barrels (up to 4).
    However, due to a change of plan, "Sickle" is not likely to travel South again for some considerable weeks, so I can't see how to get them back on the boat in the foreseeable future.
    Currently in our garden, but just two fill up most of a large estate with the seats down, so moving them around really needs a dedicated trip when car not full of anything else.
    If either of you were passing anywhere near Herts with an empty Volvo, though.....

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