Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Old and the New

Had a lay in this morning, but as soon as we got up we were cleaning Derwent6. We spent two hours doing the brasses and yes, you guessed it, just as we finished, it rained.... Oh well there's always tomorrow... Derwent6 is now moored right up to the famous butty n.b Raymond and you still can't believe she is over a hundred years old and Derwent6 is just six months old..... Shut up Del, and keep polishing. We then paid our five pound mooring fee and filled out some paperwork, as we are on a 24 hour mooring, this allows us to stay here all over the weekend. After some lunch we walked up to the village to see what was going on as quite a few old boats had passed us today. We popped into the tearooms and had a coffee and cake before heading back towards the tunnel entrance to see all the other boats. We bumped back into Jo & Keith on n.b Hadar (http://narrowboathadar.blogspot.com/) and chatted for a hour and then made our way into the village and up to the church, though we were disappointed it was closed. We then walked back to The Navigation Inn for a couple of ales sitting in the sun. We took the long walk back to Derwent6 and Al did a curry for tea...you just can't beat a good ruby....

Then it was our favourite past time of watching the sunset with a glass of wine, while listening to a bit of country.... ahhhhhhhh

3 comments:

LouDuk said...

Wow! What an awesome lifestyle!

http://louduk.blogspot.com/

Del and Al said...

Thanks LouDuk...we do love it!

grannybuttons said...

'Raymond' does look lovely, yes.

But really it's only about 10 years old - at least, the bits you can see. There's not too much of the original Raymond left.

It's like the original Roman axe, which has only had two replacement heads and three replacement handles!