Guess what woke me up this morning – torrential rain. My bedroom is just forward of the poop deck above the engine which provides underfloor heating, very nice in the colder evenings. I have a sliding roof which is very nice on the warmer evenings. See photo. I have my own Port hole, welcome mat and I share it with a hose pipe and a map shelf and the driving controls. I like my bedroom but it is noisy when it rains this morning it sounded like someone was throwing frozen peas at me – I wish, with the odd sausage.
We are off to visit the market town of Leek today which is rather more than a mile and a half from where we are moored. Thus my bearded one decided with this prospect in mind and the inclemency prevailing he nor I needed a walk.
After a hearty breakfast with the rain eased, they were all booted and spurred, prepared for all weathers and ready for the trek into town.
Forty-five minutes later, exhausted, (I loved it) we had also climbed several hundred feet, we arrived in the centre of this delightful old town. See other photo and note the boots! It was now hot, the sun was out, the market was in full swing. My humans dispersed in all directions except my bearded one and friend Mike who found a good vantage point from where they could watch proceedings with a glass of cold cider. From my position under their table I had a small argument exchange with an old grumpy from the British Bulldog tribe. I don’t think I like them, am I allowed to be racist? He snarled at me from under his table, I snarled back.
They had and I quote ‘a super lunch’ and I got some too, smoke salmon is very nice, never had it before but David had been given too much and he gave me some when my long haired one wasn’t looking, she does not like me sharing lunch with humans. I think I might ask for it again, beats Chappie.
After lunch and a spell of retailing for them we started back to my long kennel and on the way did a bit of provisioning as I was out of Chappie.
Sister Mo and David our crew for last week, left us today. A taxi arrived to take them back to their short kennel at Kings Bromley.
My photos today, my bedroom and as you can see taking my bearded one and long haired one shopping with enthusiasm!
Love Douglas x