A day of different styles of travelling today.
We drove up to BBCC last night, moved the boat down to the bridge by the Black Buoy pub and unloaded our stuff. Then we went to the pub for our evening meal. I did quite well, they had run out of what I ordered so they let me have a more expensive meal at the original price.
This morning we drove to Cropredy to leave the car. The Fairport Convention festival is on at the moment and I thought that we might get stuck in traffic, but there was none. We found somewhere to leave the car and then made our way to the bus stop. There were lots of festival goers about, The Cropredy festival lot are quite distinctive, beards and beer bellys much in evidence!
Bus to Banbury, train to Solihull. We have been on two trains in the last week or so, the first time for many years. I was impressed. Rail travel is reasonably cheap, clean, comfortable and with free WiFi!
We arrived at Solihull station in time to catch the 11:00 bus back to the boat club, but it didn’t arrive. Surprisingly the bus driver was also waiting for it, they change drivers there. After a while he told us that the bus had broken down with a flat tyre. So we had to wait an hour for the 12:00 one.
We got back to the boat at about 12:20 and had a slow chug here. We (mostly Heddi) have been very industrious, re-painting the pole, touching up the gunnels, polishing the brasses and cleaning the algae off the roof.
Now relaxing with a glass of wine.