Douglas Diary Summer Holidays 2018
Braunston to Weedon Bec
I took him out for his morning walk along the towpath of this historic town of Braunston. Long Kennels everywhere!
After breakfast (biscuits) we left our mooring outside the Boathouse where incidentally they had a very nice meal with the family last night while I stayed alone on board in charge.
We picked our way through the jumble of kennels towards the first of the locks that would take us up the 35 feet to the famous 2042 yard two way tunnel. These are double locks and we paired up with another long kennel like mine called Wagtail. They were very interesting humans who owned it and there were plenty of helpers all the way as kennels were travelling in both directions. We had a lot of fun as we ascended the Seven locks and I met several friends of my own kind to play with.
Then came the tunnel. I did not like this. I remember other tunnels that my bearded one drives my kennel through and like the others we entered this big black hole in front of us, it got dark and we stayed in the dark for 40 minutes going somewhere I think but couldn’t see and my tail stayed between my legs for 40 minutes. I was so happy when we came out the other side.
We said good bye to our friends on Wagtail at Norton Junction as they went off to Leicester. The sky went a bit dark and so we stopped for a rest and then it started to rain. They had lunch ( I don’t get lunch only breakfast if you can call it that and supper, this I like, it is called Chappie).
It stopped raining and another kennel like ours invited us to join them to descend the next flight of seven locks. 35 feet down this time. Their kennel was called Chimney.
The weather stayed dry but rain was forecast as we cruised gently onwards to our destination for today Weedon Bec. When we arrived it started to rain quite seriously and so we battened down for the night.
My photo today was driving through a wood I thought was rather pretty.
Love Douglas x