Abandoned by Husband and dogs as they go off back to the boat leaving me to await the train
The few days I spent with Mum soon disappeared, a trip by bus, with me lugging the 'lightweight' wheel chair, to the library and local shops, another bus trip to Basildon Hospital to see her friend Kath who had been carted off in an ambulance the previous Sunday, a few chores around the house and garden and then it was Friday and it was time for the journey back to hearth and home.
Arriving at Paddington early I took a wee detour and found a couple of Aussies enjoying their stay in the heart of London. Paul and Elaine aboard Nb Caxton. I quick and most welcome cuppa was soon rustled up by Elaine while I got to meet and greet the troupe of ancient (23 years and 20 years of age)and honourable cats that also made the journey to the UK from Australia to partake in this canal Odyssey. Lovely to see you all.
Elaine and Paul and their boat Caxton in Paddington
Saturday morning we pulled pins and headed north towards Lower Heyford and a water point.. We were going to carry on but we secured a 48 hour mooring where the hose reached the water point so we stayed the weekend and got ALL the laundry done and watched the world from a seat in the sunshine.
Heading for Heyford
Moored Lower Heyford
One more point needed...