Monday, 22 March 2010

Fenny Compton

We have been moored up at the Wharf at Fenny Compton over the weekend awaiting the arrival of a very special guest who, it would seem, has had no trouble in making herself at home!

Introducing Betty (alias Beast) Mealing.
She is the most verbal hound we have ever met! She has come to partake of her first cruise and, at the moment, she's not sure she likes the boat when it's moving! She really lets you know how she's feeling and what she thinks about things!! Her owners, our good friends Gary and Joan have got themselves involved in a residential trip with a load of 9/10 year olds! The things you do to support your own children! Alison, their eldest daughter, is in her first year of teaching.
Actually, I'm sure they will have a great time - we just have to convince Betty that this cruising lark isn't so bad!

Whilst here we have, at last, managed to meet up with Lynne and Paul on n/b "Piston Broke" (just love that name!) We met them briefly this time last year at Weedon Beck and it was Lynne who told me how to set up a Blog. It's been really good having the opportunity to get to know them better and share stories and experiences. They too are going down to Thrupp and, as they seem to travel at a similar pace to us ................................ I'm hoping I might be able to have another (more advanced!) Blogging lesson!

When we first bought "Ellen" in November 2003 Red Diesel was about 32p a litre. How things change!
Another boating friend of ours would say,
"At least Dick Turpin had the good grace to carry pistols and wear a mask!"

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