Morning is the best time of the day to be cruising - at least for us - and the last couple of days have proven that.
Blue skies with a bit of cloud, but sunshine none-the-less; little or no breeze.
The wind and cloud always increase in the afternoon; the chance of rain increases, and we are happily moored up doing whatever we need to do.
Today it was sitting pleasantly out on the towpath enjoying lunch - afterwhich Diane stayed there relaxing away reading; I finished off some work.
|The first kingfisher of the season - at Fazeley Junction|
|doing the locks at Glascote - slow enough to walk around a few|
times and have a nap - although not in this pic.
|working boats outside The Samuel Barlow|
|the cap says it all, the face is starting to show it all|
|we found this old building - boarded up - with the message as below|
|my Latin is very rusty, but the inscription says|
Soli Deo Gloria = Glory to Gold alone
Schola pauperum puerorum puellarum = School for children, girls
|Polesworth Abbey - entrance - new novice awaiting|
|the house next door|
|"Get thee to a nunnery"|
So, the vicar with the sense of humour ---- after visiting the garden outside the church, we went back inside and the smiling vicar was in the lobby and we had a bit of a chat and he casually asked did we see the fish in the fountain - briefly we had seen them - he was able to offer "the fish when they are awake are goldfish, and when they are asleep they are kippers".
Just was too hard to only look at the outside - you have to discover the inside!
7 Miles, 2 Locks
Totals: 2266 Miles, 1671 Locks, 75 Tunnels, 32