Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Breakfast the lazy way

Last night we moored at Weeping Cross and yet again the rain over night was torrential. It was still a bit grim this morning so we decided to do something we've never done before and went to the pub for breakfast.  It was one of those Crown Carvery pubs where you can get a roast dinner for £3.79. They also do an "all you can eat" breakfast for £3.99 and while it was a bit like a transport caff nosh-up it wasn't too bad really. We won't be rushing to find another one though. By the time we left at 11.30 they had already stocked the hotplates with roast joints and an assortment of veggies was being kept warm under the heat lamps. I would imagine that by the time they opened for lunch at 12.00 it must have been a bit shrivelled up.

We set off straight after breakfast and Roger finally decided I was fit enough to work a lock - my first this year.

He only let me do the one lock but there are plenty more due in the next few days so hopefully we'll get back into the routine of sharing locking & steering. I find it quite boring steering all the time, I'd rather be up at the lock gates having a gossip with anyone who's waiting.

There's no place like gnome..............

The rain stopped and the sun came out just as we arrived at Penkridge so we moored below the lock and went into the village to stretch our legs and do a bit of shopping. We're going to the famous market tomorrow.

This is the Old Gaol

complete with stocks.

Penkridge is mostly full of modern houses but this old one was quite beautiful. It looks like it must have been thatched originally.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Having a chat at the locks, that is narrow boating!