Sunday, June 14, 2009

Great day for everyone

A lovely hot day today and we are infested with loads of greenfly...they are everywhere!!! We have to be careful not to wear anything bright as they stick to you and you end up with a greenfly jacket... Still, after some breakfast we wended our way up to the was packed with people. It was lovely to see so many people enjoying themselves, using the pubs, sitting on the canal banks and walking the towpaths.

We went round the stalls people watching as a lot of them were dressed up for the occasion. It should be a great festival for the friends of Stoke Bruerne society and we will be making a effort next year to get down here. We bumped into Jim Sparks from Alexander Boat builders ( ) who built our hull and we had a long chat and a beer in The Navigation Inn, it was nice to see him.In the afternoon we had a cream tea and sat on the locks with a ice cream, really just watching the world go by.

Late afternoon we walked back to Derwent6 to get ready for tonight as we booked in to the canalside Indian restaurant at the top lock. We can really recommend it, the food was fantastic and very reasonably priced. Afterwards we met up with a crowd who were drinking in The Boat Inn and it finished off the evening nicely


JR said...

Hi there,
Did you mean Italian restaurant, rather than Indian?

Del and Al said...

No, definitely a curry. At the Spice of Bruerne. Very yummy and highly recommended :-)

JR said...

Sorry...the last time I was there it was a very good Italian restaurant (Bruerne's Lock Restaurant)! Still, I think I prefer the sound of the curry - thanks for the recommendation.
Cheers! JR