We spent Easter Sunday in Stone, batterned down, awaiting a deluge that never materialised. Our wonderful neighbours, Rod and Sue, arrived for lunch in more than decent weather. Bringing our post, Prosecco and chocolate cake, they were more than welcome. Mr Jones almost licked them away. His way of telling them that he loves them very much.
We even managed a gentle stroll down the tow path past the old Joules Brewery and back through the woodland which runs along the river.
After a small Babycham, we went for dinner at Smoke and Rye. Since The Plough incident, we are scoring the quality of service. These young staff scored 10 out of 10 for respect. politeness and attention. The food is American, burgers, ribs, steaks and Mac 'n Cheese. It is carbo loading at its best. Heavy on the gut but very tasty.
Today we leave Stone and head for a middle-of-nowhere mooring and a slightly healthier dinner on board.