I gave in eventually and settled for sitting on the deck drinking a chill glass of vino and cuddling the persistent and demanding Floyd.
This morning we set off towards Newbold to fill with water and get rid of rubbish and maybe find a mooring as Joe wanted to go into Rugby. No mooring to be had so we moved onwards through Newbold tunnel and on into the countryside again.
These little beauties have come out to play in the last couple of days.
Vibrant aren't they?
Walking the towpath towards Rugby somebody had pulled this out of the canal overnight and deposited it on the path.
It is smothered in freshwater mussels
I don't know what these plants are but they have also sprung up overnight it seems
The plant structure is very intricate and quite stunning though I suspect it is a an unwelcome addition to the canal side.
On the water point at Newbold.
We arrived at Newbold to find another boat watering and giving the side of their boat a quick wash down. They kindly offered us the use of their hose but I said 'we were not in a hurry, finish what you are doing, I'll put the kettle on.'
We were soon watered anyway and on our way again. Not long afterwards we moored up at Tuckey's Bridge and with a full water tank and oodles of hot water from the short cruise we enjoyed long a luxurious showers before I prepared lunch. Thereafter it was the Daily Politics Programme on Beeb2, a bit of cleaning, a bit of reading and then walk the dogs again.
How do I cope with this stress??
Tonight's mooring at Tuckey's Bridge