This morning another session of cottage cleaning took place as well as setting out the chairs in the upper room in readiness for tonight. Another boater made it to join our merry band, a total of 12 now but that's it. One boat left to try and make it through to Shardlow before the stoppage but was told by Jo and Andrew, still on the C&RT recruitment drive, (see an earlier post) that yesterday the Trent was high enough for the steps at the bottom of Trent Lock to be completely submerged and some of the fields looked more like lakes. Slim chances then for Paul and Vivee to get out but, who knows, in 24 hours the river conditions could be completely different. Both are coming to the Pie and Pea by taxi tonight so we will find out if they made it then.
|Jo and Andrew|
|Making a break for the Trent|
|Hope they make it.|
Also on the walk an unexpected sighting of these ducks. Not often we get a tufted duck on the canal.
And the time of year when the ducks are being pursued by the Drakes. Always feel sorry for females although this one only had two Drakes following. Earlier I saw one female with seven Drakes all trying to get her to descend. Nature I know but not one at it's best.
Returned to find the Rugby still on, Wales V England. So far England is winning but Wales is catching up so not a done deal by any means. Looking forward to tonight and I'm going to say blow the diet and indulge in a lovely chicken and mushroom pie with loads of mushy peas....yummie.