Saturday, 28 March 2015

The shortest cruise we could take

Having walked up to check things out on Thursday, we were hopeful of getting onto the next mooring we had our eye on. This was just less than a miles cruising and one lock to Houghton. We had admired it on all of our four previous visits but always occupied. I clearly recall the boat in front of us slipping onto it when we came back last year!

Yesterday it became ours. I am especially pleased as it's LJ's birthday tomorrow and he is in doggie heaven.

The first time we came we moored on the EA island moorings before the lock. It was very overgrown. Much different now. We only use it if LJ has been walked as it is small!

Along with Hemmingford Gray and Hemmingford Abbots, Houghton is another lovely village. This time with a shop/Post Office or Post Offuce/shop....depending on your priorities. A mill, with tea room, second tea room in the village, Caravan Club Camp Site, if you were thinking of visitors, two pubs, one (3 Horseshoes) being dog friendly. We are having lunch there tomorrow so more on that to follow.

Houghton Mill. A National Trust property.

These must be a trade mark of a local thatcher. We've seen birds and cats and even a straw boater!

And the telephone box at Hemmingford Abbots