Only a week until we are back on board. If it rains all weekend at the Slough Canal Festival, we plan to console ourselves with a polypin of Tring Sidepocket which we ordered today. No doubt Saltysplash will help us to polish it off before it spoils! It's a tough job but somebody has to do it.
The worst of the weed in the canal has gone now although enough remains to warrant care in staying in the middle lane. Now I hear that they are having a big weed problem on the Lee up at Hertford which is where we'll be with Herbie in a fortnight. Out of the frying pan and into the fire. Rick is bringing his elbow length rubber gloves in anticipation of regular visits to the weedhatch.