Yesterday we had another look around Leamington Spa, bought nothing but a paper, but that was ok. Then a quick visit to the Co-op before we pulled pins and set off cruising again.
Then once we were settled in a quiet and remote spot below the Bascote locks, and settled inside in the warm and soon the boat was filled with the lovely smells of our Christmas dinner cooking.
We are of course looking forward to being with our families over the Festive period but a little part of us would like to have Christmas on Tacet, so a turkey crown was bought and all the vegetables to go with it, plus the traditional trimmings along with a very fruity pudding and cream. Our plates were piled high, it was all delicious.
We shall not forget the ending of the day either. At bedtime as usual we let Jumble out, just opening the door for him to go and do his business.........he hopped out and over the side, making a huge splash, oops! wrong side!
Rather late in the day for a swim, but a quick rub down with a towel before he was allowed back on board and given his supper, he was not bothered by it at all.
Today we have been working off our Christmas dinner by working locks up to the top of the Stockton flight. The forecast was for rain this afternoon so we had got going by 9.30 and we nearly made it, the rain started just as we reached the last two locks. It didn't last very long and we have been for a walk to the village of Stockton across the footpaths this afternoon.
4 miles, 5 locks
4 miles, 15 locks
Two more hats made for those who showed an interest. Amy, Jill and Linda, another will get started tonight.