We're now on an unexplored waterway (for us): the Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section) north of Foxton Junction. This morning we got up later than usual, and made a leisurely start. I cycled into town to buy some wine and get some cash, and we called in on David and Vivienne on April Fool, moored in Union Wharf. We'd spoken to them last night as we'd spotted that they were fellow Boaters' Christian Fellowship members. They have a lovely 40' boat which they're living on while their new boat is being fitted out.
I saw a kingfisher again this morning; and heard the woodpecker. As I write this there's an owl or two making owl-like noises in the trees nearby; and fish are making the occasional splash in the canal. The computer's on the roof and I'm getting cold all in the cause of blogging! (There's no signal in the boat and the USB extension lead isn't long enough for the dongle alone to be outside.)
The weather today has been really good again: sunny and not too cold. The lack of rain is good news as far as going on the Soar is concerned: there shouldn't be any flood worries.
Leicester tomorrow - and perhaps a curry.
No time to try the photo upload tips - perhaps tomorrow. There's lot's I haven't mentioned, but this is probably boring enough. A Tony's Top Twenty post will appear soon.
Grà on test - The September *Canal Boat* is out, and includes my boat test on *Grà* by Finesse Boats. It will be their Crick Boat Show exhibit.
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