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Archive for May 29th, 2010

Boat Blog: The pirate blog…..

Posted by indigodream on 29 May, 2010

Friday 21st May

Wyn, Denise (that’s me!) and Rhodri arrived at Billing Aquadrome at 8pm following a sat nav maiden voyage. It was not successful! It took us 12 miles away from our destination, but hey-ho, we saw some very pretty villages along the way. Unloaded car and went our merry way searching for food and alcohol! Had a lovely meal at the pub (note from Sue: Suspect it’s the Billing Mill pub with the working water wheel!) and all of us collapsed into bed in a heap!

Note: We have not mentioned that Sue and Richard had (accidentally) left the heating on timer, in case we forget to turn it off too 🙂

Saturday 22nd May

Woke up to a beautifully warm and extremely sunny day. Decided to try the breakfast at the complex on Richard’s advice – very nice too. Wyn and Rhodri went for a walk whilst I stayed on board with the engine running. We went swimming – excellent pool! We went for a walk around the site and had a game of crazy golf (Denise 32 shots, Wyn 33, Rhodri 31!). We were going to go on the pedaloes but everyone was wet coming off them so that put us off….

Walked to the garage to get supplies for lunch and had ham ‘n cheese baguettes on the back deck washed down with cloudy lemonade and followed by an apricot danish and a lovely cup of tea.

Went to Olney for a spin – lovely quaint little town that does a wicked coconut ice cream! Lovely old shops – like Llandeilo only flat 🙂

Came back in the evening and looked in the garden centre – Wyn bought some seed potatoes (Nadine). Called back at the pub for food – again very nice. Called over at the complex for a drink and went to the fairground for a walk. Then we retired to Indigo Dream to sit on deck in the cool evening.

Sunday 23rd May

Once again awoken by the sunshine streaming in through the windows and the temperature showing 24 degrees C. I don’t think we could have come away for a nicer weekend. Luckily there was a car boot sale here so that has satisfied Wyn’s fix for a while – even though he’s disappointed not to have bought anything (it was full of towny S£$% according to him i.e. no rotovators, lawnmowers or tractor bits for sale!). Made a picnic for our lunch to eat at Stoke Bruerne.

Goodbye Indigo Dream – see you again very soon!

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