Legends from our own lunchtimes

Monday, June 27, 2011


As anyone who knows about this stuff will tell you what goes up, must come down. In the event of wanting to return to where one has come from on a canal system, the reverse is also true, and we have a good deal of going up to do over the next few weeks.

Fortunately this process means that there is a certain familiarity with the route so that if for instance the day dawns bright and clear and hot and humid, a lot like a summer's day at home, we have a fair idea of where to find the perfect spot to spend the afternoon. That is how we came to be sitting in the shade of a tree, all afternoon ,with Al and Sunny joining us in the shade, our snooze only interrupted by the sound of the water flowing over the lock and the birds above.

At one point I reminded myself that it's traditional to take a long walk late on a Sunday afternoon. Thankfully, it being Monday we could just sit and chat and read and wonder whether or not we would be leaving in the morning without having to feel guilty about not raising a sweat.


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