On Wednesday we left this view behind and headed off for a four hour cruise to Christleton. We had to queue at the Beeston Iron Lock as it's one boat at a time, not that some boaters take any notice of the red warning signs. One pair went through after us saying they'd gone through together before- AND they didn't have a problem but the signs are there for a reason.
Ben and I had a good walk and it did stay dry while we walked. After an hour or so we got back aboard and enjoyed the cruise as far as Christleton. At Christleton we moored up and hammered in three stakes as the ground is very soft and boats were whizzing past. We had stopped on the way at Egg Bridge to get some basics at the 'One Stop' shop. From Christleton it's a bus ride to Chester and Alan and Eiddwen went shopping on Thursday. Eric and I took Ben for a long walk as there was nothing we needed. When we got back to the boat we had thunder and lightening followed by torrential rain and hailstones.
On Friday we're turning around and retracing our steps as I need to be near a train station for a visit to south Wales. Eiddwen is going visiting too, so the lads will be all alone for a few days. I am sure Ben will look after Eric.