The best thing about living afloat and continously cruising is when you meet up with friends on the cut. It can sometimes be many months and sometimes even years before we ever see each other. .Fortunately on this occasion we have been able to meet up with NB Oakapple Rich and Sharon ,NB Muleless Gary and Della and NB Oakfield Keith and Ann. We met up at the Boathouse in Braunston and with a gentle pull I even managed to get camera shy Keith on camera.
The following day we had a visit from Mark on coalboat Calisto. All four of us filled up with diesel and coal as there is a cold spell forecast . The price of diesel is slowly going up again and it is now 76 pence per litre from Mark.
On the last night that we were all together we met up at The Old Plough in Braunston. It was a pub that myself and Carolyn had never been to before. We phoned and booked the day before and being dog friendly we were able to take Hamish. What a pleasant surprise we had at The Plough , a great welcome ,lovely food and a good atmosphere.We will certainly be coming back here next time we are in Braunston.
After a brilliant evening we all said our goodbyes as the crew of Inca was leaving the next morning. Hopefully it shouldn’t be too long before we all meet up again , although with us all having different cruising plans you just never know how long it will be. Although Sharon did mention us all meeting up at Christmas which would be good.