Saturday, 21 September 2013

Short Trip Home – Saturday 21st September 2013

This morning June and I walked into Knowle and caught the S3 Bus into Solihull where we did some shopping and then caught the bus to home to collect the post and check up on things. June went to see her mom and get her hair cut whilst I returned to the boat and moved on with Autumn Years to the Tom of the Wood where we had booked a table for dinner.
At Lapworth we passed the Navigation Pub which changed ownership last year and is now a very nice place to eat and has a lovely outside area backing onto the canal for the summer months.
2 Navigation Pub
A little nearer the Junction I spotted Nb Kernewel who had been moored next to us yesterday and to whom I had spoken when he left last night. The boat has a lovely Russell Newbery Engine and although it is a thumper its sound was just amazing. It was just like gentle music not the harsh thump of some other engines. No wonder they are called the Rolls Royce of boat engines.
1 Nb kernewel
As we neared the Tom we passed this cute little boat with no name.
3 non name
I moored up and went aboard Nb. Autumn Years for coffee a cake and a short while later June arrived by car courtesy of her brother and sister in law driving her back.
Later we went across to the Tom for an excellent meal all home cooked on the premises.

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