Rain and Spain
As we were preparing to leave Gecko for the weekend on Friday we heard a familiar voice on the towpath and nb Too Sassy hove into view. Paul and Sue were on their way to Whilton Marina where Too Sassy is to be sold. We learned that the sale of their house in Kings Langley had been completed and they were off to Spain to live. as soon as they got the boat on sale. We passed Too Sassy moored tother side of Uxbridge a few weeks ago but no-one was on board so we did not expect to see them again before they deserted the UK. Why is it so many of our boating friends are deserting the UK? (Answer is not required).
We are attending a conference in Daventry and as they have not built the Daventry Canal yet we travelled to the hotel by bus. On the way to the bus stop we passed hotel boat Earlswood moored waiting for the next batch of guests.. This was fortuitous as we had a package which needed delivery to Red House on the Aylesbury Arm which is where they are headed next.
We spent the winter in Aylesbury occupying Earlswood's mooring so we were pleased to catch up with Andy and Sue. They operate under the name of Classic Waterway Holidays carrying up to four passengers per trip. Sue had obviously just been baking but we were not permitted to sample the wares.
It seems likely that our paths will cross again in July as we are both headed for the Kennet and Avon Canal around then.
The conference was very rewarding and we even had a lift back to Gecko on Sunday afternoon from two of the delegates, Maxime and Amanda, which saved us from the atrocious rain which has arrived.