Day 5 Rugby – Braunston
We were reluctant to move from our very convenient and central mooring in Rugby. I was particularly happy there as we were moored in a park that had lots of picnic tables – ergo food and, lots of grass ergo football games.
We have new crew joining us today as we have said good bye to Olaf and Jette who are on their way back to Moclinejo. First to arrive this morning was my longhaired one’s grandson Ruben. He is staying with us for 24 hours. Ruben is a very good footballer and we played in the park until he gave up exhausted. Our next guest is cousin Peter who has been with us before, he had a long drive from Kent but does not play football so well.
It was quite a leisurely departure, nearly lunchtime when we left our mooring. After barely an hour or so as we were about to pass by the Royal Oak at Willoughby, we were moved to tarry awhile apparently a Speckled Hen had beckoned, I never saw it but the staff enjoyed the visit. I chased a cat.
We were soon on our way again and in the early afternoon we stopped for a picnic in a field for lunch see today’s photo. I didn’t get any so I slept, I was a little tired anyway. Back on our journey, we arrived at Braunston at 18:00. This is apparently a most historic place from a canal point of view. I am about to explore this with the “staff” (the collective noun I am adopting for my carers suggested by my friend BD) . I will report on this tomorrow. Love Douglas x
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