Wednesday soon came and we were going back to the boat after saying our goodbyes to Clare......she's got her house back now. I expect her first job was to get rid of the hair left by Ben the dog. But first of all we had to take Ben for a run around Tredegar Park and a final dip in the River Ebbw (if there's water he has to have a paddle!) before we headed for Asda to get some food shopping to take back with us. Eric decided to use the A roads rather than motorways other than the M54 and it was a slower journey but at least we could stop a few times for comfort breaks and to let Ben stretch his legs.
Finally back on the boat with everything unloaded Eric was busy putting our new chairs together so we could sit down and I was unpacking the cases and sorting out the pile of washing we'd brought back. Ben was quite happy asleep in the corridor after he'd eaten a big dish of dog food. He didn't even hesitate when it came to walking on the floating pontoon to get to the boat at the marina.......he was glad to be home!