Today we had arranged for June’s brother, sister in law and nephew to come over for a trip out on the boat. We had been trying to arrange it for a long time but things had never been right for one reason or another. The weather forecast had been for a nice sunny day but as usual it turned out cloudy with a cool easterly wind. Never mind we set sail and headed towards Rugby passing several boats on the move but the popular mooring spots at Newbold and Rugby were almost empty, a rare sight indeed. We moored up for lunch on the park at Rugby so that Cassie their 7 month old Retriever could have a good run about.
Neil took the helm for most of the way and soon got the hang of steering even though it was his first time aboard a narrow boat.
Cassie was not so sure about the boat, particularly about getting on and off and reminded me of Tucker at the same age. Next time she comes I am sure she will have gained the confidence to jump on and off without a care.
We turned around just before Clifton Cruisers and headed back to the marina with June, Neil and myself taking turns at the helm. The canal was busy with moving boats but still the moorings were plentiful at all the main spots. Just before the marina we passed this Rose Day Boat with the crew celebrating a party. Its a great way to spend a special day particularly if the weather is good.
We arrived back at the marina in time for tea and home made cake before taking Cassie on one of the many nice walks which surround the marina. However, we had to turn back as the wind blowing the pollen from the surrounding fields of oil seed rape was so strong we could not breath properly.
Later we said our good byes as Leslie, Sue, Neil and Cassie headed for home after another lovely day.