This morning we pulled onto the facilities to water up. Just as we had finished a boat pulled in behind. A lady came out of the boat and said how sorry she was about Jade. She had read my blog so knew of our distress. I promptly burst into tears. Then this complete stranger threw her arms round me, gave me the biggest hug and told me to let go and let the emotions come out. Eventually when I had pulled myself together I found out she also blogs, boat name ewn ha cul (meaning straight and narrow) and her name was Dot and husband Gorden. We must have chatted for nearly 40 minutes with both Ian and Gorden joining the conversation. What lovely lovely people. Dot really helped me to come to terms with Jades loss and for that I will be forever grateful. I dont think she realises just how helpful she was. I know every day is hard at the moment but I also know that every day that passes will become that bit easier. So we really hope to meet up with them again on our travels. Thank you both for cheering us up.
Took a few photos on our route to Stoke Bruerne.
|Held on by a front chain only|
|and well on the way to sinking by the looks of it.|
|Lovely autumnal colours by lock 6|