Saturday, 7 November 2009

Snarestone to Hinckley

Fri 7 Nov

The meal in the Globe last night was fine and the portion size generous, both main course and sweet. A very useful place to stop.
We set off at 9 30 am this morning, both the sun and the moon were well up in the a clear blue sky at roughly the same elevation but about 110 deg. apart and the sun stayed out all day. We met a steady steam of boats and stopped at Market Bosworth to fill the water tank and calibrate the new water gauge. There were several boats absent from the Ashby Boat Company yard, one was moored just ahead of us last night, so I expect they must have quite a few short break hires this weekend. I don't know if they have repainted some of their boat this year already but the ones we have seen have looked very smart and shiny. Looking to the sky we were able to watch a crow hassling a buzzard, the size difference is quite great and I am always surprised that the buzzards let them get away with this behaviour. We moored for the night at 3 30 pm just before the Triumph factory and as I write this I can hear lots of fire works going off around us.

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