|On our approach to a lock following another boat in.|
For me it was also very healthy to get out in the fresh air doing something different. We can get so involved with our day-to-day lives and routines. To go out and move lock gates, wind handles talk to canal boat people was just so refreshing and interesting.
|A very relaxing time|
Canal house boats vary a lot. Some are very smart others are..... lived in! One of my favourites was a Mad Max type of boat in this picture below.
|Mad Max style canal boat - check out the driving seat.|
The dogs were pleased to see us when we got home. Flint and Odd-job stayed with friends, my parents came and house sat for the others. Apparently they were well-behaved and kept my parents entertained - I bet they did!
We took them all out for a run on Salisbury Plain when we got back. The army air corp were out too. Odd-job decided it was fun to chase an army helicopter that was practicing hovering about 20 feet above the ground. He's a brave little fella, running off in the long wet grass towards the helicopter while the border collies just got on with their usual business. You can just about make him out in the right away from the pack as the helicopter took off.