Then a regular occurrence was taking place as i looked to the stern. A lady was standing near the boat and a another lady was trying all sorts of angles to take a picture. " Let me guess, your name is Valerie" i said. Of course having seen this scenario a thousand times before I said for her to stand on the back and get a good photo with the name. Jaq is just getting used to people calling out as we cruise "are you Valerie".
So just 3 locks and about a mile and our cruise pauses for lunch at a spot I have always wanted to stop at but the scenery got to us and having sat in the chairs on the towpath looking at the view below we have decided to stay a couple of nights.
Still the short cruises are getting us used to the new cruising regulations coming soon.