Narrowboat Tacet

Silent Movement - Our gap year travelling the inland waterways

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Feeling more Christmassy

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.


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    1. Let me know address to post to and will get red one on the way to you. Karen

  2. Hi Ian and Karen

    So sorry I missed you as you passed through Warwick. I've been away for a couple of days and have just arrived back. Was looking forward to meeting and exchanging yarns too. Some other time I hope. Have a fabulous Christmas.


  3. Yes please, particularly loving the blue one

    1. It's yours. Do you have a regular postal address for contact? Let me know where to send it and I'll get it on the way asap.

  4. Poor Jumble - Daisy does it often and gets really peed off. Dinner looks really yummy