Douglas Diary Summer Holidays 2018
Hill Morton to Braunston
We slipped away from our perfect private mooring on the top lock landing at Hill Morton as the watery sun was struggling to appear and the early kennels were lining up for the locks to open in an hour’s time at 09:00. There was not a breath of wind, perfect for the relatively short cruise to Braunston. This is where we are going to stay the night and meet up with family Sanchez ( my long haired one’s daughter’s family who live close by in Northampton) for a pub supper.
From the outskirts of Rugby on and passed Hill Morton almost to Braunston, (our last two days of cruising in fact) bordering the north side of the Oxford Canal was beautiful rolling farmland. As I write, hundreds of diggers are at work permanently replacing all of this with concrete for a new link road, a new town and 6200 new houses!
We arrived at Braunston and I took my humans for a lovely walk around this old pretty village. The highlight was a visit to the butcher’s shop. The very kind butcher’s wife came out of the back with a big meaty bone for me! I’ve eaten it, every last scrap.
I think I am going to be left in charge tonight. My picture is our mooring and this is where they are going! It was the only mooring left in Braunston, he says.
Love Douglas x