Sunday, 29 May 2011

Still at Zouch

We had a really good time with Jean & Garth last night. After drinks on their boat we walked 20 mins. to the Kings Arms pub and had a lovely meal. It's one of those '2 for 1' pubs and the food was basically pub grub but the quality and service were excellent and we rounded off the night back on their boat drinking yet more wine! They also have a 15 year old Westie, a tiny frail little dog called Bonnie who, like Charlie, is also deaf and blind in one eye. Like Charlie she's also extremely spoiled and joined us at the table to make sure she didn't miss a thing.

It was bitterly cold this morning and they passed us just before lunch, carrying on their way towards London and then the River Wey.  Most people think the boat's called Sycamore, as in the tree, but actually it's "Sycnamore Too". It's their second narrowboat, the first was "Sycnamore", but for many years they were real sailors and owned a yacht. Unfortunately Jean suffered terribly with sea sickness so they had to move onto the canals.  If you say it slowly with a Yorkshire accent you'll understand the name  (Sick na more)

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