Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A walk into Daventry

It had definitely warmed up a bit as the snow was starting to thaw on the towpath. So we decided to go for a walk today as we had not had a lot of exercise recently and really felt we needed it. We took the canal route back towards Braunston tunnel and then took the canal feeder up to Daventry reservoir. At one of the bridges we noticed a car on it roof and went out to see if everyone was ok. A lady was stuck in the middle of the road after she had locked her keys in the car, panicking after sliding down the hill out of control.
It was so pretty in the snow and it wasn't long before we were walking round the large lake and going under the underpass into Daventry. They had these lovely paintings in the underpass and we spent a bit of time looking at them all. We knew it was market day but Daventry was still very quiet. We were gasping for a coffee and thought we would go to Weatherspoons with it's £1.29 hot chocolate and 99p coffee. We got a nice spot on the sofa by the fire and could not resist the prices for lunch. We had ham, egg and chips for £1.99, a January offer, and when it turned up it was a decent plate full... We then wandered round the town centre ending up in Tesco's to pick up some small bits we needed, before heading back to Derwent6. The walk takes exactly a hour and it was 4.00pm when we finally got back. All red rosy cheeked we sat by the fire to warm up with a nice cup of coffee and some chocolate. We certainly didn't lose any weight on our walk but we did get some good exercise!
In the evening with nothing on telly, we played games all night...very relaxing!

8 comments:

abfab said...

Lovely day again, you two..my e-mail is abfabpatsy54@aol.com. Was wondering how you are going on with your houdinis. Am having a boat built and really want 1 or 2 but am being talked out of having them because of condensation and leaking!! Please can you give us your opinion..xxx

Anonymous said...

I wonder who commissioned the artwork (looks too tidy to be spontaneous graffitti)? There are similar murals canalside through Rugby - they're a great feature....

Sue, Indigo Dream

brian said...

Have they started onthe blockage at Braunston Tunnle yet or is the weather holding them up.
Ref "abfab" so smart DIY Houdini covers in this months Waterways World page 99

Wozie said...

What a pity you didn't go to Daventry on Saturday when the six of us from Piston Broke, Tranquility and Oakfield went by bus and also had a nice meal in Wetherspoons!
We could have all met up.
I hope you don't mind me asking you a question. What are your boat batteries and have they been trouble free so far?
nb Oakfield

Del and Al said...

Hi Trudy, I'll send you an email :-)

Del and Al said...

Hi Sue, don't know who commissioned them, but they really are good

Del and Al said...

Hi Brian, don't think they have started Braunston yet, they were talking of putting it back another week due to weather

Del and Al said...

HI Wozzie
Shame we picked the wrong day, let us know when you're next going and we'll set off to meet you. Batteries are Numax and have been fine up to now but like most they don't like us being static for such a long time. Usually only have to charge them for 1.5hrs when crusing and they cope with everything. Being static, we hammer them more so have to charge for a bit longer, but they are still holding up.