Approaching Great Haywood Junction
Out on the wide I passed a fellow bloggers boat Marpessa 2 This is Emma and Nick's boat and of course Murk the dog. Murk barked as my pair passed the boat but otherwise all was quiet.
This is a memorial to Beau a boating Basset Hound. The owners have planted a tree at the wide in his memory.
Tixall Gate House viewed from across the wide. The House this served is long gone but if the magnificent building is the 'gate' what would the 'house' have been like?
Tixall wide, with Marpessa2 in the background. apparently the canal was widened to look like a lake from Tixall House.
With my circumnavigation complete it was time for a quick refreshing cuppa and then out came the bucket etc. and I washed and waxed Yarwood before heading off to the village and a pint in The Clifford Arms.
The boys awaiting there pork scratchings
Pork scratchings all round then
Fourteen month old Solo
I have a real fondness for this breed as we had a Basset Hound, Sara, when I was a child.