As we got there this boat was just being moored. I got chatting to the lady and she told me that they had travelled up from Essex. I didn’t know that it was possible to come that far on our inland waterways. I asked how far north they could go and she said no further than Lancaster. I think this was only their second year owning their own boat, the lady told me they were broke but happy. A retired couple, they’ll be spending all summer on the boat, just going home occasionally. Not a bad life that I think.
Nicholas and I found a bench and ate our picnic. Then a little stroll along the towpath and across the bridge to the other side.
I like how the white house above has put in French doors and added a little veranda to make the most of their view.
Not a bad way to spend a couple of hours on a sunny spring day. We must do it again soon!