Day 21 Atherstone – Tamworth.
It was misty and cooler this morning and I didn’t manage to get my walk first thing as usual. The bearded one, ignoring me, was busy talking and catching up with his son Noah. He stayed with us last night and it seems he is a very busy man with exciting developments on his work front.
They had a good supper last night at The Kings Head, I joined them under their table but got nothing.
I took my bearded one for a walk after his son had left for work and later I collected my long haired one too and we all went in to the little town of Atherstone, we spent the morning there, they liked it very much. My long haired one did some provisioning and my bearded one bought some more essential gadgets for my long kennel, notably a hand operated pump (to help clean my bilge in areas where the electric pump doesn’t reach – apparently!) I enjoyed the exercise anyway. It was sandwiches and soup at the helm for lunch as we left our mooring at The Kings Head and our first challenge was a further six locks of the Atherstone flight. I enjoyed this particularly as they were in three groups of two separated by a decent walk with my long haired one between each pair. All the while the sun was struggling to break through the mist with tantalizing periods of warmth. It finally made it as we decided to moor at Tamworth above the Glascote locks which we will save until the morning. My picture today is to show you who is Captain. Love Douglas x
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