Douglas Diary Spring Holidays
Curdworth to Fazeley Junction
I am exhausted, dog tired in fact. It has been a lovely day. It is so nice to be back in the countryside with trees and grass and I have walked for miles. But now it is raining.
First this morning I woke my bearded one up quite early, it was cloudy but dry and I took him for his walk. After breakfast we started on our way first through the very short Curdworth tunnel (only 50 meters) – I did not worry about this. Then my long haired one and I went ashore as we arrived at the top of the Curdworth flight of eleven locks (See photo). I was keen to help my long haired one as usual, helping her opening and closing paddles and pushing and pulling lock gates. Interestingly, this flight is spread out over three miles. We walked the distance, it took over two hours. I obviously walked further than my long haired one because that is what I do, explore and investigate.
When we had finished the descent (75 feet.) we continued on for a while to a lovely spot in the middle of a wood. Here we stopped for a late lunch (I don’t get lunch) we were obviously surrounded by trees and I could hear birds singing and I was very happy and I dropped off to sleep.
After lunch my bearded one was preparing to resume our journey when it started to rain. There was a change of plan, the TV went on as there was news about a state visit by Mr Trump. They soon joined me in a sleep, I think they call it a siesta.
It was still raining with no indication that it would stop any time soon when they awoke, my bearded one decided we would stay at our mooring for the rest of the day. He decided he would paint a picture of the view out of the window and my long haired one decided she would play with her duo lingo and I decided to write this diary note and then go back to sleep.
Love Douglas x