On Monday, the last day of the Crick Show, we took up the Herbies' invitation to tea and cakes.
|Jan, Kath, Jacob, Neil, Halfie|
Very near where we were sitting a great (?) tit was attending to its nest which was inside a traffic cone.
That evening, after striking the BCF stand and having a debrief on Sola Gratia we moved Jubilee to the service point for water and Elsan; then we breasted up to Mecca for the night.
The next day, Tuesday, we left Crick behind at last and headed north. Queueing for Foxton Locks we talked to the new owners of Limoux who were very pleased with their boat and looking forward to not having to show hordes of people round it as they had been doing at the boat show. They did insist that we had a quick tour, though!
The sun shone as we made our way along the arm the next day (we're up to Wednesday now).
It was good to see Jo and Keith on Hadar down at the basin. Keith looked well as he steered out the next morning (hey - that's today! I've caught up!)
We had briefly seen Trinity and Gospel Belle as they looked in vain for a mooring at MH; they had gone by the time we passed where they would have moored. They are going to the same BCF event as us in Cotmanhay on the Erewash Canal next week.
As we motored away from Market Harborough we met Gabriel heading for the town - Hazel had a dentist's appointment there.
After taking on water and then turning left at Foxton Junction we continued down the Leicester Section, past lots of fields of buttercups.
|Chris, Doug, James, Les, Jan|
As we were letting that go down James and Hazel on Gabriel arrived, taking the last mooring spot here. There was time for a self-timed group photo before they got an early night after a long day.