Douglas Diary Summer Holidays 2018
Still in Milton Keynes.
I took him for a lovely long walk through Giffard Park this morning, the weather was overcast but quite still and not too cold. We met several of my friends and I so very nearly caught a squirrel.
After breakfast (biscuits again) my bearded one started preparations to depart for a mooring, only about an hour away at Campbell Park. We are having a visitor today for lunch!
Now, my bearded one will tell you about that visit to Milton Keynes Marina yesterday. In the first place, it was nearly a two hour cruise to get there. It is not at the best end of the town. Turning into it is tricky due to rusting moored boats having total disregard for a Marina entrance. This manoeuvre accomplished, nobody was there to greet or direct us, there was no where to moor, there was no chandlery – nothing but a rather fragile elderly woman we located around a corner sitting in a canvas chair smoking a badly hand made roll up which was seemingly not removable. From the other corner of her mouth mouth she said “diesel?” Nodding towards a dispensing reel half attached to a wall, indicating that I was to unwind it. She added something about not being allowed to get onto a boat for which I was most grateful and I proceeded to fill my own tank. By the time I had finished, she had disappeared and so I generously rewound the tube, hung up the nozzle and thereby zeroed the reading! At this point I should have left but I eventually located the woman who seemed in a bit of a tizz and nearly removed her cigarette, she had no idea how much to charge, I gave her £100. and negotiated my way out of there. (FYI, I used 101 litres of fuel – the normal cost to us long kennels is 79p per litre. Plus tax. This latter is a voluntary contribution to HMRC all very complicated and I will not bother to explain. I was happy to get away.
The highlight of our day was a visit by my bearded one’s son Noah, he came to lunch. Noah is the designer behind the web site that you are reading. He will no doubt be posting photos onto my diary and he says if you have lost your password, he will help to make you another!
We had a great time and after he left I took my two humans for a walk into town. I will tell you about that tomorrow!
My pictures today are me sitting on the grass at our mooring in Campbell Park – I like it here, and me sitting between my Bearded one with his son Noah
Love Douglas x