Problem solved. Having collected the new pump last night the engineer called at 8:30 this morning after I had returned from walking my owner. “cost twice as much as he did” I heard him mutter glancing at me, I don’t think he meant to hurt me by saying that. Those large floating creatures that I now know are called swans came to say goodbye but I ignored them.
Today we are to start our cruise and we are heading north west towards Manchester. We are to be joined by Maureen and David (sister) who are going to stay and crew for us for a few days.
We left our mooring after what appeared to be a delicious lunch on board that Maureen had bought with her, I personally didn’t get anything.
We headed north on our home canal, the Trent and Mersey. I took up my station on the back bit, called the stern, with my owner the bearded one and his brother-in-law David. They took turns it seemed to steer my long kennel gracefully along the smooth water in the late afternoon sunshine as I watched with considerable interest, the wild life drift slowly by.
We passed through some lovely countryside and a small town called Armitage Shanks that seemed full of human toilets by that I mean toilets that humans use. I enclose a photo.
After a few hours we moored up for the evening and I took my long haired one and her sister and her husband for a nice long walk along the tow path before supper and bed. It has been a long day. I enclose a photo of our overnight mooring, we are at a little place called Wolseley – still in Staffordshire.
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