Sitting here at my office desk with the rain beating down outside, makes it hard to believe we were lashing on the suntan cream and living the dream just a few days ago.
So to make me feel better and to detail my excellent week aboard some photo's.......
Bridge 1 on the Ashby - new ground to us. For the record we can get to the Ashby with two days cruising with Polsworth being somewhere near the stop off from Hunts lock.
I did say the Ashby was like the Shroppie at the start - see what I mean. It reminded me of some of the cuttings we enjoyed a couple of years ago.
These fellows were on the battlefield moorings and were not at all scared of Leia (who was on a lead just in case)That sky was with us all week - how lucky were we......
This was a beautifully well kept small marina on the Ashby called 'The Barge'
This made me chuckle - H&S in a field full of sheep !
There was so many of these little fellows about, we never tired of watching them. It is unfortunate that the drakes are still pursuing the females - just out of Atherstone there were 5 males trying to mate with one unfortunate female and she had 14 chicks - it was mayhem.
The weather was the highlight of the week as well as the lack of boats which compared to when we have cruised in the past (school holidays) was a real bonus.
Best part of it we didn't make the end so we have to come back soon !