Sadly today is our last full day aboard Isla's Drum for we reluctantly hand her back at 9am tomorrow. So we decided to make the most of today and were not disappointed. This last stretch of the canal (for us anyway) was even more beautiful and the sun shone for us all day giving us stunning vistas as we cruised along.
|Alan enjoying the leafy views whilst at the helm|
|Some of the lovely gardens as we approached Silsten|
|Swing bridges galore on this stretch (11 in all today)|
|Manicured houses as we leave Silsten before winding and returning for the night|
|How's that for a garden ornament, real fir too!|
|Our birth for tonight and quiet urban bliss|
Isla's Drum has just had it's final inspection, not by the hire company, but a passing black cat that decided to befriend everyone on board. It stayed a while coming inside and enjoying the fuss then, without any notice, left us to it and walked off.
And so the end of our trip is here but we'll continue to post as we get nearer to nbAmyJo's build.
|The motley crew from left to right - Catherine, Yours Truly, Chris, Alan and Mary|