Saturday, January 31, 2009
Today we walked to the 16th Century village of Watford....Of all the times we have driven past Watford gap services on the M1, we never knew that there was a place nearby called Watford. It was a nice walk up a lane, through a big estate owned by Watford house.
We went because in the Nicholson Guide it showed a Post office and a store but this it what we got.
You can see the old post box on the wall and the sign bracket, but it had been turned into a house and was up "For Let"
The church was fantastic and in good condition and was the main attraction in this sleepy village.Even the old school had been turned into a house.
We took the Jurrasic way back to the canal which brought us back to Watford Flight locks, and then we made our way back to Derwent6.
Friday, January 30, 2009
He was so sweet and you wanted to pick him up as he was shaking with the cold..
Here are some other pictures we took, as we have been watching them play all day.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Alongside us in the field we spotted our first lambs
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
This path took us to the place where the horses used to be taken over the hill while the boats were legged through Crick tunnel, and they have now called the road Boat Horse Lane. It was full of lovely thatched cottages with some of them dating back to the 1600 century.
This brought us back to Crick village, (were we now know the woman in the Co-Op) and then we walked back to bridge 12..... does anyone know what the tap is for hanging from the centre of the bridge, only we're not running on steam.We then went on to Crick marina for some coal and check out their price of diesel (and diesel split). We brought two bags of their best smokeless for £8.75 using the sackbarrow.
It was then back to Derwent6 for something to eat and the ducks got the stale bread.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
There to meet us was Mandy and Tony who had driven up from Kent to see us. It was good company, good food (great prices), and good fun. They came back to Derwent6 for coffee before heading back. Thanks again for making the effort guys!!!!
When they left, it made us realise how lucky we are not having to go back to work on Monday.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
This crane followed us along the canal for about a mile by flying ahead and then caught a fish. We just managed to get it flying off with it in its mouth.
Friday, January 23, 2009
We've got to admit Derwent6 looked fantastic as we left her to set out on our one and three quarter mile walk into Welford, and as we looked back we could still see her on the horizon. We did notice one poor boater getting into difficulty due to the wind. They were pushed into these trees and we didn't want to take another photo to embarrass them anymore. As it was lunch time, we popped into The Whalf Inn at the end of the arm and were surprised at the reasonable prices. We can recommend the fish and chips (£5.95) and the bread and butter pudding, Oh well, we are walking it off.
There were a few moorings in Welford, but as you can see they were few and far between, we were glad we walked and felt better for it.When we got back to the boat it was all warm and toasty so we just snuggled down to a nice quiet night.