Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A Relative Weekend!

Elaine here !  Last Friday, we moored up at the Black Horse at Great Linford - our first night out in the big wide, world - away from our Marina at Yardley Gobion!  As mentioned in the previous entry - we met Russ and Tracy for a swift half when Russ had finished work on Friday night.  We had a nice chat and drink - it is a lovely pub - loads of atmosphere !  Mind you, it is a bit wobbly - or maybe that we just our 'narrowboat heads (that was actually the first time we had had the head wobble)!

On Saturday, we took the dogs for a walk up to Giffard Park and then across the bridge to Great Linford Park - opposite where we were moored.  What a brilliant park - loads of lovely history !  We walked back over the Railway walk and back to the boat - where we cleaned up as my sister and her hubbie were coming to visit from Kent !

At about 6 pm my Sister and my Brother in Law arrived and after showing them around our new home, we headed to the Black Horse where we did lots of catching up over a lovely dinner !

On Sunday, they came back over to the boat and we took a little trip down to the Milton Keynes Marina - where we 'chucked a U-ey' and headed back.  We had a lovely day but I think we experienced every single weather pattern possible that day !  Poor little Sam - our Terrier cross - was still freaking out about being on the boat, so we took him off for a walk for a wee while to give him some land legs again !

We got back to the Black Horse and moored up right outside this time!  We had a quick cuppa in the pub and bid a fond adieu to Julie and Paul - what a brilliant feeling to know that it won't be years before I see them again !

Following are some pics from the day ...
Giving the dogs a walk - and also warming up with a walk !
We had left Paul to do it solo at that point !
My Sister taking a pic !
Paul skillfully turning the boat around !
Paul and Paul !

On Monday, we headed back to Yardley Gobion - and back to base in our little Marina for a few days.  This Saturday, we will head back towards Milton Keynes again for a catch up with Paul's family, before finally setting off on our first great journey Northward !
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  1. Hi Elaine & Paul, Great to hear about your news and adventures and to see the wonderful pics! Keep it coming and all the very best from a very soggy (again!) Sydney! Jane & Olof xx

    1. Hi Guys
      Raining here very hard today so we are having a very lazy day and will toddle off to the pub shortly xx