Last night we were all so wet, we stopped trying to argue with the weather and we moored in a pretty village called Welmcote and went to see Mary Arden who had some very fine ale and a lovely warm fire. I was able to get my coat quite dry but I didn’t have any beer. I am still on a special diet but feeling much better, thank you for your concern!
I slept through without waking my bearded one to let me out of my long kennel, he was very thankful. We were all up early as it was a pleasant morning with blue sky. After a quick breakfast all round, I had some of my very expensive gourmet food sold to my bearded one by my vet. We were moving by 08:00 as we had to make up some time from our premature abandonment yesterday due to the inclement weather. We hardly stopped all day, we achieved 19 locks and a similar number of miles, we had lunch on the go. We refuelled with 142 litres of diesel and we had a pump out, not sure what was pumped out but my long kennel no longer has a list to port.
We are back on schedule, we arrived at 18:00 and moored outside The Navigation Inn on the Grand Union Canal at Lapworth in Warwickshire. My bearded one and his friend Andrew and I sat in the garden while they drank some beer, I had nothing and I think they are going to eat there tonight, of course, I had the same old stuff. I have walked for miles today, I am really tired and am going to have an early night. I was attacked by a wasp today but I am OK, I successfully ate it. My photograph is of an old house probably owned by Mary Arden 450 years ago, she was the mother of William Shakespeare.