Cycled 5 miles along the Slough arm, to see if it was worth taking Emily Bronte to visit? No was the answer! Although most of the canal is very nice, the blanket weed nearly meets in the middle, which would not normally deter our brave and intrepid crew ( that's Jane and Brian) but what effort to reach the end, finding nothing. Well a builders merchant, not even a graffited welcome sign or a bench for the gongozelers to sit and watch you struggling to turn the boat.
Frances made a flying visit, which was nice ,as we had to mop her brow slightly due to issues with her new student accommodation! off she went to watch the regatta at Henley, she enjoys hob nobbing with the rich and famous and of course drinking lots of pimms!
We went up three locks, the first we have done for nearly three weeks! shared the locks with a lovely couple from Barnsley. called us Duck all the time, so felt quite at home. Dorothy has turned into Jane's crocheting idol and they spent a sunny afternoon taking about hooking. Brian went for a long cycle ride, John could not escape as can't walk far, poor soul!
The Mikron theatre company passed by, its their 42nd year on the waterways, we have seen a few of their shows which are usually held in pubs near to the canal , always good fun and topical.
life's great , beautiful weather, pretty mooring.