Douglas Diary Summer Holidays 2018
Hillmorton to Ansty
The weather is fine again after yesterday’s rain and in all fairness yesterday afternoon was the first time in three weeks that we had any reason to put on our wet gear.
We set off quite early after breakfast and after our walk as we needed to get down the three locks at Hillmorton which were just around the corner. When we arrived there was a cheery volunteer from The Canal and River Trust who opened the gate for us as we glided in. I should describe these locks here, they are two separated singles at three levels, thus traffic can be going up and down at the same time and clearly speeds things up very efficiently. We entered the second lock of our descent as another long kennel was coming out and we entered the third in a similar way and with the help of another volunteer we were through very quickly.
Our first stop was at Rugby where my long haired one went to provision at Tesco’s while my bearded one and I stayed with my long kennel to fill our water tank. We take on board about 250 litres of fresh water that keeps us comfortable with all our needs. I don’t drink that much and I rarely shower but they do and this lasts us for about three days.
We are making good progress and we decided to stop for the night just short of Ansty at a quiet mooring. My bearded one lit a fire and my photo tonight is a picture of me watching my bearded one drink a gin and tonic and eat a bag of crisps. I did get one, not the gin.
With love Douglas x