WEDNESDAY 1ST TO WEDNESDAY 8TH AUGUST 2011
I have been very tardy with the blog, but such a lot has happened during the last week, all good, but I will explain later. For now I will try to catch up.
On the 1st of the month we did enjoy the river from a proper, twin engined river boat, courtesy of David and Angela, we retraced our journey to Barford, unfortunately catching the lowered windscreen on the narrow arch of the old bridge, shattering the glass and twisting the frame. It seems that most boaters have made contact with this bridge and having done so you gain automatic membership to the BBC (Barford Bridge Club). It was decided that when the screen will be repaired the hinges will have pull out pins, allowing them to be placed well in board and out of danger, fortunately this incident wasn’t allowed to spoil this lovely day on the beautiful river.
The next day in our rented car we sped south, to spend a few days with friends and family returning the following Monday. On Tuesday Duggie had a haircut, not so good this time according to Jacquie, but he looked fine to me, Jacquie also had a haircut, but hers turned out to be the best she had had in a long time. A visit to a local dentist assured Jacquie that her detached crown would not cause her a problem and could wait until we returned to Wigrams to have it sorted, these matters can be a real problem when cruising for many months.
We returned the hire car on Wednesday settled our bill at Priory Marina and headed back downstream to stop just below Barford Bridge, which being much narrower than our friends boats, we managed to navigate without any problem.