Interestingly enough, as my bearded one approached our destination last night, the Anchor Inn, he decided to abort for as we approached we could hear rather a lot of joyful young humans laughing and screaming. This, in itself, was not decision making but when we saw the bouncy castle it was. We moved on for another stretch and arrived at a quiet mooring in Mancetta, supposedly this is where Queen Boudicca had her arse whipped by the Roman legions for the last time. They drank a bottle of wine to her memory, I had some water.
Another lovely day and after I had done my walking duty we set off again quite early, 08:00 as today we are going to meet up with my bearded one’s eldest son James and his wife Sue for lunch. We have planned that our meeting will be at The Rose and Castle at Ansty To quote J M Pearson again, this pub is “vaguely Canal themed”. Spot on as a dog I can tell you that the management neither like my kind or indeed canals. A great shame since their premises are blessed with a very large garden that slopes down to the water where my long kennel is moored. They do not serve food in the garden – ‘elf and safety said the lady and dogs are not allowed in the building, same reason! Hmm…. we are left with no choice as apart from the fact it has taken us over five hours to get here, it is the only surviving hostelry for miles.
After my pets had quenched their thirst – I had some water, I took them on a cruise. And as you know, my long kennel is 60 feet in length and it can only be turned at specific areas, one of these is one hour ahead to the south and another is one hour behind us to the north. Thus, to get back to where we are now and able to continue our journey tomorrow involves a four hour cruise if my maths is right. The weather continues to be lovely and so we set off and completed our tour at 19:00. Just in time to return to the Rose and Castle for supper. Despite its name it is more properly described as a smart restaurant.
My photo today is my long kennel manoeuvring at Hawkesbury Junction.
Love Douglas x