We spent the day at Alvecote yesterday as we had some time to waste. Karen, Ian and I decided to go and look for a couple of geocaches that are in the area (Rog’s toe still isn’t up to walking very far, so he stayed on the boat). After a few false starts we found one of them, but the second eluded us. The co-ordinates kept showing it on the other side of the canal, although we knew it wasn’t. We searched all the likely hiding places in the vicinity and came up with zilch, so we had to write that one off.
We had a lazy time for the rest of the day. Ian tried out his new radio controlled boat, which Cassie didn’t like at all, and barked so much that we had to confine her to the boat.
This morning dawned fairly clear and mild so we decided to make the most of it and head a little further on, to Bradley Green, where we planned to service the boats. It turned into a lovely warm morning,
After servicing the boats we found a nice spot to moor a little further on, and Karen decided it was warm enough for a barbecue – is this a record, the earliest barbecue of the season? Of course it was accompanied by beer and cider!!
We will stay here tomorrow, and then head up the locks on Saturday morning, in time to meet our visitors at Atherstone .