Thursday, May 16, 2013

Just A Little Cruise To Great Haywood

Today we woke early, the fields next to the boat were  all misty but the sun soon burnt it off. After breakfast we were on the move as we hoped to be able to get on the waterpoint without queueing. It's not the easiest waterpoint to get to as you need to reverse back if you plan to go towards Colwich.We managed it after a short wait to let a couple of boats cross the Trent Aqueduct. Everything filled and emptied we moved a short way to moor at Great Haywood.

We seemed to have loads of rubbish to get rid of and it was good that at this Services there's a recycling point. I needed to recycle a Dyson cleaner and the lady in the boatyard said leave it by the bins with a label to say it still worked and it wouldn't be there long. It was there when I took a bag of rubbish later, so I didn't need to feel guilty about leaving an electrical item at the refuse point. All it needed was a  new wand (not magic) as the handle was held together with black tape.and a new carpet/hard floor attachment as the plastic tubing had split.

I am really pleased with my Dyson Animal as it has a tangle free turbo brush attachment which really does pick up dog hair and we've plenty of that, and it still fits under the bed.

Ben and I had a lovely walk in the woody area on the offside of the canal , it's owned by the National Trust . I enjoyed all the wildflowers, there were bluebells, red campion, violets,  little white flowers whose name escapes me and  the bird song. Ben enjoyed sniffing and smelling and paddling in the shallow sides of the canal. It's been a lovely sunny day, so much better than rain.

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