Douglas Diary Summer Holidays 2018
Down the Ashby
It was windy and threatening rain this morning as we took our early morning stroll along the tow path.
Spots of the threatened rain arrived just as we were underway continuing our journey back down the Ashby
Of course there is no down or up on the Ashby this being a little more than 20 navigable miles of Lock free Canal. ( 10 more miles to be restored).
We are indeed on our way south and about half way along the navigation and I am soaked sitting as I am, keeping my bearded one company on the poop deck. He, needless to say is all wrapped up in his condom suit. I don’t have one! It is chucking it down now but we are on our way and committed.
We arrived somewhat bedraggled at Sutton Cheney Wharf just as it stopped raining and the wind stopped too. This is where the Battlefield Heritage Centre is and they decided that we would take advantage of the break in the weather and undertake the 3 mile walk around the historic site of the Battle of Bosworth Field. They put on their boots.
I loved the walk and they found it very interesting too the photo today is after our walk and they are having some hot soup in the heritage Centre. You might spot me sitting under the table.
After this lunch break we carried on for another two hours in my long kennel as the weather slowly improved and as we moored up at Hinckley again for the evening, the sun actually peeped out. My bearded one did some maintenance and removed rather a lot of weed from my propeller.
Love Douglas x