Thank you for reading by blog in 2012, and hope you will continue to do so in 2013. Happy New Year to you! Wishing you health, wealth and some sunshine! Blwyddwyn Newydd Dda!
We're at Sutton Stop (Hawkesbury Junction), and now on the Coventry Canal, heading north. Dave nipped into the Greyhound on our way through yesterday, and asked behind the bar what time they were closing New Year's Eve, as we know that they always have a huge private function on. Helpful bloke behind the bar said they were open till 6pm, but everyone had to be out by 6.30pm, due to said private function. Great. Just the job. So got dolled up, put the roast pork in the oven and went for a pint at 4.30pm. Unfortunately the bar man gave Dave duff information, and the pub shut at 4pm. So we came back to the boat, opened the champagne, and ate hors d'oeuvres of pork crackling.
We did have an unexpected knock on the side of the boat at 10.30pm - a bloke of Irish persuasion asking us for £3 so he could get some diesel. Yeah, right, course it was for diesel. We're moored about 1/2 mile from the junction, up past the weir, away from the other 20 odd boats moored between here and the junction. It was worth £3 to let him know someone was at home. Just as well we were in really. He says he'll be back today, New Year's Day with our £3. I won't hold my breath. If i'm wrong, then I will of course eat my words and let you know!
Happy new calendar day to you all!