I called thinking that perhaps I would be given a code or something that would allow the delivery. I got, 'We can't deliver, we don't know the car park, it might not be secure, sorry.'
(Don't know the car park? What is not secure? Sounds like a load of baloney and probably is a load of baloney.)
I said, 'OK, I am not going to argue the toss but I have in fact had a number of deliveries at pub addresses so I didn't understand the problem here.' and ended the call.
Has anyone else had this kind of issue before?
So changing our plans we needed to move today in order to get provisions. We set off this morning, saying our farewells to Brian and Ghost on NB Kyle, and headed initially for Market Bosworth. It was a seven mile cruise - a walk for the dogs and I - and we moored up thinking to stop for a tea break but decided to call it a day and walk up into the town for lunch and a visit to the little Co-op store instead.
Leaving the end of the Ashby
Swing bridge open and waiting for Joe to take Yarwood through
The Globe Inn, dog friendly and reasonably priced fresh food
The dogs and I playing catch-up as Yarwood disappears around a bend
We set off in full wet weather gear but the rain didn't come to much and the temperatures stayed up so by the time I got to our destination I was gently cooked.
The dogs and I make better time on bends than 24 ton and 66' of steel bath does
The Ashby Canal has pleasantly wooded stretches to enjoy
Back through Shackerstone Bridge, over three miles behind us
The half way marker and we are moored right next to it
Yarwood moored on the Market Bosworth visitor moorings
Nb Kyle no less.
Are you mooring or going through? we called
Going on, was the reply from Brian
OK, we are going to the pub for lunch
I have never seen a speedwheel turned that quickly..Nb.Kyle was on air brakes as Brian brought his boat to a rapid stop!
We all walked up into the town and enjoyed a pleasant lunch at The Old Red Lion, dogs welcome yet again. On the way back we got some groceries from the Co-op and walked back the 3/4 mile to our respective boats calling it a day.
Nb Kyle moored just ahead of Yarwood and Floyd watching for his mate Ghost