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... Thanks for following along, it's been fun and gratifying to know friends and family have been on the trip with us.
Many have commented it was "the trip of a lifetime". Well, yes... but we hope not, more one of our trips during our lifetime. We're already thinking about where to go next.
Midge and David
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... strangers to acquaintances instead of actual friends. There was one guy named Caiden that I enjoyed talking to because he had alot of questions about Texas, but the next day I couldn't find him on facebook so a lasting friendship probably wont happen. Back to the night of the bar crawl, we eventually passed a drunken man flailing about in the street who grabbed one of the girls we were with. She was understandably scared and ...
Well, we are home - boo-hiss!
The flight was long and if I'm honest, I prefer the Jumbo to the Airbus;but that's not what is is about.
The Premier lounge at J'Burg airport was great. If you are ever going to spend an extended time at an airport, do it.
We did little shopping while at the airport and discovered that sweets and snacks ...
... ahead of the boat. Finally we come to Husbands Bosworth Tunnel, 1,170 yards long; very exciting as it's completely dark, so we turn on the headlights, and Julie remembers to turn on the internal lights as well. Husband's Bosworth, was the village from where the last women to be executed for witches came from, in 1616. Not long after the tunnel, we have our first adventure for the day. The boat in front has stopped, as a tree has fallen across the river! A boat has also stopped on ...
... feel this morning. The clouds were heavy but we made it to a mooring before the rain set in.
Thursday - Crick
miles - 11
locks - 13
tunnels - 2
A busy day ahead, 6 locks and a tunnel, another 7 locks and another tunnel. Still, the day is dry if somewhat overcast. There were two boats waiting to go up the locks at Braunston this morning and another boat (with Dave on board) then us. So we had a bit of a wait then it ...