It was all clearing and catching up today. Doug got the washing / ironing and the inside of the boat cleaned up while James swabbed the front and rear decks, checked the engine over and tightened the stern gland. Then it was off to town to do some shopping. Market Harborough is a great little town – the shops are good and some of the lovely buildings hark back to the Victorian and beyond (notwithstanding some grotesque 1970’s offerings, thankfully not really in the town centre).
The superb old Grammar School, dating from 1614, sits proudly in the town centre.
In the high street there is the best hardware and kitchen shop we’ve ever seen. It’s packed to the gunwales with everything you think of and it reminded us of a sketch out of “The Two Ronnies”!
We had to take our rucksacks off to get in the place to start with and only one of us went in at a time as there was hardly any room for customers. James wanted a new deck brush and the gentleman disappeared into the back of the shop for ages. Eventually he came back with the perfect deck brush (priced at £6.95 it was a bargain).
There aren’t many of these shops left.
Definitely worth a visit if you’re in Market Harborough.
Evening in Union Wharf – all ‘ship shape’, and after all the hustle and bustle of the day…….
……..time to sit down with a glass of wine and do some Sudoku.