Douglas Diary Summer Holidays 2018
Atherstone to Nuneaton.
Last night we visited a place called The King’s Head for supper, very nice I got several treats from the owner I think he was called Mr Doombar. .
The weather was a bit grim when I woke him up for his constitutional, the normal fashion, tongue in the ear, always works. Guess what? I saw a squirrel (from about 500 yards) and damn near caught the little fella – twice.
After breakfast we got ready for the ascent of the Atherstone flight of eleven locks. I like these collection of locks as there is always lots of walking and socialising. We were slightly delayed in starting as it just began to rain but this did not last long and then we were off. Today in fact I met a lovely young chap from the Spaniel tribe – cocker branch we had a good run around. See my photo today. This ascent of 80 feet took a little over two hours. Near the top, we stopped to say good bye to Maureen (my long haired one’s sister and her husband David) they had been with us since we left King’s Bromley. They took a taxi back there. (23 road miles that we had covered in nearly three days) It is just the three of us now.
We cruised for a short while the sun came out and we decided to moor up for the rest of the day just short of Nuneaton in a nice rural setting. My bearded one is threatening to paint when he has helped me finish this diary. My long haired one has been doing some washing.
Lots of love Douglas x