Day 41 last leg – almost
Branston water park is a wonderful place. I took my bearded one there again for his walk this morning as it is just beside where my long kennel is moored. We could have walked for miles but he wanted to get back when he felt a few drops of rain – the whimp. it was a shame because I very nearly caught a rabbit and it didn’t rain properly anyway.
I was not short on walks as it happens because we set off after breakfast and in the space of the first four miles there were three locks and me and my long haired one and her friend Jan walked the tow path the whole way. I met a big black dog that barked at me, not in a nice way, I was frightened, my long haired one had to help me, I made an Olympic dash passed him. I then met a chicken but I wasn’t allowed to play with her and then I found a squirrel, I very nearly got him, he cheated and went up a tree, I can’t do that – yet.
It was getting quite busy on the water as we got closer to our home marina at King’s Bromley and we had to wait at some of the locks as there was usually a small queue, this did not matter, it is a very social time. Most of the traffic is hired kennels and some did not even have any dogs!
We arrived at Fradley Junction conveniently at lunch time. There is a nice dog friendly pub here called The Swan. I really wanted to stay in my long kennel on guard duty and so they let me. I had a nice quiet sleep while they went and had lunch. They brought me back a slice of ham for being vigilant which was very nice.
It started to rain quite heavily as they came back to me and so they decided not to cruise any more today and to stay put on our pleasant moorings by the pub for the evening. This is good news as I noticed that there is another lovely water park just outside where we are, maybe I will take them for a walk there later if it stops raining.
We are only an hour or so away from our home base at King’s Bromley, a short pleasant cruise that we will manage, hopefully in sunshine in the morning.
Our friends Lawson and Jan are leaving us today. We have had a very enjoyable time with them as usual. They are being collected by a friend and they will then catch a train to collect their car from Newark in the morning.
My photos today: my bearded one listening to my dictation, writing my diary and my long kennel in a single lock.
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