Douglas Diary Summer Holidays Tuesday 21st August 2018
Hawkesbury Junction to Stretton Stop.
We had a very nice mooring in Hawkesbury Junction with a lovely green playing field next to us and The Greyhound Pub’ just around the corner. We were in no hurry to leave.
After I had taken him for his walk, and played a game with him on the field and had my breakfast (dried biscuits again) my humans thought it was a good opportunity to wash, clean and polish my long kennel. I have to say I agreed as it was looking a bit mucky. I of course supervised this whole operation from a shady spot on the grass under a bush. I say whole but in reality it was little more than half as only one side and the roof of my kennel was accessible. There will be another opportunity soon to do the other side. See my photo work in progress.
We left our mooring exhausted late in the morning and had our lunch of soup and sandwich as we cruised along The Oxford Canal towards our destination at Stretton Stop. There were no locks or other obstacles or distractions and it was a lovely gentle cruise through pretty countryside and sunny weather, we stopped to fill our water tanks and met just a few other long kennels and I took my long haired one off for quite a long walk which was good fun.
We were only a few hundred yards short of our planned destination at Stretton Stop when we came across a not very long kennel stationary under a low bridge and the human in charge was trying to fish for something with a magnet. He was being encouraged in this endeavour by his rather noisy companion from the Jack Russel tribe. It seems the human had lost a decorated can from the roof as he passed through the bridge. We decided not to disturb them and moored for the night ( it was early afternoon) as they were really tired. I was OK but then I can sleep any time. The can was found and we were alone. Time for a cold beer for him and possibly a nap for all three of us.
Love Douglas x