Refuelled etc at Rose Narrowboats and moved just a short distance down the Oxford into the sunlight (our mooring there was in the shade near the bridge so that Nigel (carpenter at Rose Narrowboats) could keep an eye on it for us; we stayed there for a couple of days recuperating from our very busy and enjoyable weekend at Marks.
On Thursday 4th we moved on to Tesco's at bridge 58 - this parakeet was sitting just opposite our mooring, it seemed very comfortable there even when people were standing a few feet away looking at it - it stayed there most of the day, when we came back from shopping it was sitting on the top of our boat- it flew off down the canal later, but was back the following day.
We had to take Molly to the vets (Rainsbrook Veterinary ) in Rugby as she'd developed a cyst between her toes on her back right paw; the vet applied a poultice and advised that we took her to their practice at Hillmorton on Saturday morning to have it removed and checked which we did. After a course of antibiotics she now seems completely recovered.
Met Marion and Mike for lunch on Sunday 7th at the Rose Inn at Willoughby which has recently been restored after a fire nearly completely destroyed it. The Inn is now under new management who has also now taken over the The Admiral Nelson at Braunston which is very good news. We stayed in the area for a very relaxing couple of days.
On the 10th (Wednesday) we upped-sticks at moved on to Bruanston for services and shopping and then on Thursday moved onto the Oxford just before bridge 99 - another great mooring (and all the way past bridge 101 too)
and just look at this sunset taken here at 18 minutes past 8 on the 13th - what a fabulous picture!!