Eric's been busy repairing and painting the cratch board and now it's refitted and ready for its new cover. Tony from Bethsaida Covers came to the marina today to see what we wanted and measure up if the wind eases off. It's windy Whixall today! He works from his boat at Shebden Wharf on the Shroppie with the butty all kitted out.
Another week's gone by and we've been out and about on foot and in the car. On Monday we enjoyed the mile walk at Attingham Park in the sunshine, Ben seems to liven up a bit when we're on the way back to the coffee shop. I had a look at the lovely stuff in the National Trust shop but we've no room for more ornaments.
We've also been enjoying our usual walks alongside the Mere at Ellesmere and around the lake at Alderford Lake. Of course we regularly walk along the Prees Branch from the marina with Ben the dog on a go slow until we're on our way back.
The flowers in the window box on the front of the boat have been replaced with Winter pansies hiding daffodil bulbs planted ready for Spring which seems so far away at the moment.