|Will you look at all that dust!|
|Stenson lock busy as always.|
Ian was sorting out the aerial so I could watch the Olympics, I was bringing in the washing from the washing line in the well deck when suddenly there....coming towards us was Dennis, Margaret, Stephen and Sharon (Nb Icing) on their was to the rally in Pelsall. No sooner had we done the hugs and exclaimed how wonderful to see them when another boat turned up and pulled in behind. Two people waving and there's me wondering if I knew them. Then one of them walks up and blow me down if it isn't Paul followed closely followed by Jacquie with boat Nb Saphire, on their way back to home moorings in Willington. Paul was once heavily involved with the Derby canal society and the restoration of the Derby canal. Still an active member of the society he now takes on more of a back seat. So it was out with the chairs, orders taken for drinks and the question, "Joining us for the the BBQ"? A good old catch up with plenty of liquid refreshment went on well into the evening. Only the pesky midges and fading light drove us inside to our respective boats. As for watching the Olympics, that never happened but then it's not often a meeting of boaters as impromptu as that happens either and I know which I would rather have!
|From L to R....Sharon, Dennis, Ian, Margaret, Stephen, Jacquie and Paul. Tea and coffee first before the drinks appeared.|
And seen on route and a most surprising sight on the canal, A Black Swan
Plenty of Buzzards around especially as the fields of corn are being harvested.