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Thursday, May 06, 2010

Cressy Cruise re-enactment

On Tuesday we were joined in the basin by NB Heron and NB Jupiter, who are attempting to re-enact the iconic “Cressy” cruise. Ron & Mary Heritage from IWA Oxfordshire Branch left from Tooley’s Boatyard in Banbury at mid-day on 24 April 2010 in their narrowboat “Heron”.


From Banbury, the cruise headed north towards Braunston. They then came on to the Leicester arm of the Grand Union Canal and descending through Foxton Locks to Market Harborough, site of IWA’s first National Rally in 1950. We have enjoyed some interesting chats with Ron. After they leave us they are heading north through Loughborough. You can see her other destinations on the IWA site. We wish them well with the rest of their journey, as they cruise the same route Tom and Angela Rolt on NB Cressy took all those years ago.


Yesterday Keith and I travelled up to Kettering Treatment Centre, for Keith's pre-op assessment. Everything went well and he is booked in for next week, to have a couple of procedures done, with a hope to finding out the cause of his pain. By the time we got home we were both shattered, it felt like a long day, but infact we were home by 3pm. Later in the day we received a visit from Paul and Merleen, who used to have NB Lady Celine. Merleen very kindly bought me some beautiful Yellow Tulips, which are gracing our galley with their glorious colour. Thank you Merleen and Paul. It was wonderful to catch up with them, as they also have health issues at the moment. After a good old chin-wag, we wished them well, as they headed home. It was an exhausting day, but we are making progress at long last with Keith. Now we just have to keep our fingers crossed that, the hospital does not cancel next week. So please cross your fingers for Keith. Today we are taking things much easier.

1 comment:

Karen Whittal said...

Will keep you both in my prayers