Friday, 5 August 2011

The longest day

Started at 9 a.m. (that's early for us); tied up at 9.30 p.m. Apart from an hour long break for dinner this evening the poor old engine didn't stop running all day.
We weren't hurrying; just plodding along on another glorious sunny day but we wanted to beat the weekend hire boat rush at Fradley so after tieing up for tea we set off again and did a couple more hours to get through them.
Just as well, the towpaths round the junction were like Blackpool beach, full of parked boats with barbecuse going on the towpath, kids and dogs rushing about, dinghys in the water. Everybody enjoying their summer holiday evening.
Tomorrow morning we'll be back at Streethay to pick up daughter Olivia for a few more days' cruising.

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