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Farewell Foxton

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Photo:
1. 'Bridge 61' canalside garden.
2. Going up.
3. Last one!
4. Looking back at the top lock.
5. Just us at North Kilworth.

Ginny arrived back aboard on Sunday after spending a week visiting our grandchildren. While she was away Gunner developed a limp and I spent three days taking him for short walks and massaging his hip and leg to ease out any developing stiffness. It seemed to pay off, as by Friday he'd gained full mobility again. I've also started him on a daily dose of Glucosamine to hopefully prevent the onset of any future joint problems. Who knows?

We pulled away from Foxton yesterday (Tuesday) and made our way up the Foxton flight of locks and headed for Welford junction where we've moored near North Kilworth for a couple of days before heading for Crick.

We met some great people at Foxton having been in the area over the winter months as the maintenance stoppage programme and canal ice took hold. Lynne and Phil, who live canal-side, were very kind when Gunner urgently needed a vet and Lynne gave us every assistance in getting him to and from Market Harborough in her car. Also the village shop next to the Black Horse Pub run by Susan and Amanda aided by their staff Mel, Maria, Charlotte and Clare became a favourite for supplies and a friendly chat. Irene and John, who were often found sitting and enjoying the fresh air and a wintery sun on the towpath, were always up for a chat and were kind enough to receive our mail too. So all-in-all a great winter for us and more friends to be grateful for.

Our journey has resumed.........
2nd Mar 2011, 20:03  

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Jo(jo-at-hadar-dot-org-dot-uk) says:

Hi Bill and Ginny.
It has been wonderful getting to know you over the winter. We look forward to catching up with you again, somewhere, sometime. Happy cruising. Have a wonderful Summer.
Thank you so much for your custom ;0)

3rd Mar 2011, 20:10

will says:

Hi Jo,

Likewise, it's great to have the reassurance of being able to replenish our rooftop bunker during the winter, ice permitting, and that you would either slow for a wave or stop to relenish our coal and take time out for a chat. Hopefully we'll see you somewhere on the cut during the season, but if not we'll be somewhere along your trade route next winter.

Take care of yourselves

The wilvir's

4th Mar 2011, 13:14

will says:

Hi Jo,

Likewise, it's great to have the reassurance of being able to replenish our rooftop bunker during the winter, ice permitting, and that you would either slow for a wave or stop to relenish our coal and take time out for a chat. Hopefully we'll see you somewhere on the cut during the season, but if not we'll be somewhere along your trade route next winter.

Take care of yourselves

The wilvir's

4th Mar 2011, 13:15

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