On Monday we started heading back north again for our doctors appointments in Northampton next Monday – we are beginning to feel ‘groundhog day’ yet again! We planned to go only as far as Cosgrove, a mere 8 miles or so, but it took us ages! We didn’t start off all that early – 10-ish I suppose – we then got held up for about an hour waiting to fill with with water at Gifford Park, just at the northern end of MK. We then got a little further up the canal and were flagged down by nb Francesca Leah, who had broken down and asked us if we would give them a tow to the next bridge as they were waiting for RCR to bring out a part for the engine. We gladly obliged, although we’d never towed before. They were very grateful, and gave us a roses-painted jug to say thanks (the lady on board paints them) We never got their names, or any photos (duh – didn’t think of it until later – I was too busy watching the tow rope for Rog!) But we hope that they are now on their way again. We then stopped in Wolverton to do a shop at Tesco and that also seemed to take an age. By the time we got back to the boat it was way past lunch time, so we had a quick snack and were back on out way again. By the time I’d found homes for all the shopping we were mooring at Cosgrove. About 6 hours to do 8 miles! We have had a lay-up day today, and will probably do the same tomorrow as the weather forecast is not good. Still, it gave me time to catch up on the blogs!