June’s back had been suffering from too many locks and after a particularly bad night we made the decision to curtail our trip and head slowly back towards home. It was a difficult decision but one which had to be made and we hoped that Doug and James would be able to continue their trip to Bristol sharing the locks with Nb. Tacet who were to leave that morning.
Saying our farewells we reversed the boat to the winding hole and headed back towards the Thames.
The little family of Mallard ducklings June had been feeding had survived the night and came to the side hatch to wish us a good journey as we left the mooring.
I could not resist taking a picture of this boat “My Newt” as I think it goes nicely with “Along Shortly” a similar sized boat we saw last year.
A delightful little house on the side of the canal which would make any canal lover a fantastic home.
A little while after we had moored up a young couple came walking by with a rabbit on a lead and as June loves Rabbits we had to stop them and have a chat. Romeo as he is called is 2 years old and is house trained to the extent that he uses a litter tray like a cat and goes everywhere with them. He apparently loves kisses and cuddles and certainly seemed happy lying in the girls arms.