In the evening David wanted to treat us for all the help we had given him over the years. He has just started a new job and wanted to spend some of his hard earned cash! We booked a table in The Greyhound and it was a good job we did. It was very busy, but you could see why.. The food was fantastic, at reasonable prices, we had a great night, and it was free for us! Thank You David, we won't ever forget it. We got back to Derwent6 just in time to watch Match of the Day, and see Arsenal go to third in the table....
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
A treat at Hawkesbury
The sun woke us all up trying to get through the portholes this morning. We had bacon butties out in the cratch and then we said our goodbyes to Keith and Ann on n.b. Oakfield. It was lovely to be cruising in very spring like weather. The blossom was out on the trees and the lambs were basking in the sun. We soon got to Rose's narrowboats stop gate where David jumped off to get us through. We then followed the train line to Ansty and then on to Hawkesbury Junction. We filled with water at the top of the lock. With the gates left open Del turned in front of The Greyhound pub. It was a bit shallow but we made it OK with about twenty onlookers. We managed to get a nice mooring at the top and we quickly got the kettle on and sat down with a nice piece of chocolate fudge cake Al had made on the journey here. While sitting there we got chatting to a boating lady who had lost her handbag while riding her bike back to her boat. Del and David helped her try and find it. It turned out that someone had picked it up and phoned her dad's phone number which was inside. It was returned to the lady very quickly......good news!