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... decent to watch!
today I'm expecting my friend Stef and her husband Angus to arrive and stay for a while. I usually stay with them so it will be good to play host to them,although it means I will have to cook!!
So, the first few days get a big tick. There is a lot to do around the area and I hope to do a few walks as well as hop on buses and go wherever!
bye for now..... Sorry about typos!
... rooms available.They do and it includes a full cooked breakfast & even though it is a little pricey we decide it is as much about the experience, as somewhere to lay our heads.
It is a beautiful, stone, English country guesthouse.
The princesses are very excited to be sleeping in the four poster beds. Once we have settled we head downstairs to the restaurant where the lovely hostess had reserved us a table ...
Awake or at least arise from another near sleepless night just before 05:00. Guest house doesn't start serving breakfast until 06:00 so I go out to the nearest 7/11 for a coffee to help clear my head.
I go down for breakfast at 06:00 but by 06:05 there is still no life in the kitchen. I ask about breakfast and am told about another 20mins as the kitchen staff have only just turned up for work. I need to be in a taxi by 07:00 so don't wait ...
Having researched which channel the SOO would be on we headed to Teagues Bar in the city. Found it and free parking at the Gloucester Rugby Club car park. Walked across the road to discover the pub was shut. So like annoying people do, we rang the door bell and the landlord appeared to inform us he didn't open until 6pm. This is no good, the SOO starts at 11am UK time. Landlord advises the Abbey in the city has a sports bar, off we go. A few other places are suggested, I get asked ...
... which was not very good, but we sometimes find this in prime locations such as this riverside beauty spot. We saw two accordions and a buckby can on the mantelpiece, and thought of Roger and Mirjana.
We saw a lovely almost full moon on the way back to the boat.
1 lock, 7 miles
Sat 22nd June
Cloudy and windy. We had been woken in the night (2.15am!) by something clattering on the top of the boat. Thinking some of ...