Sunday, November 14, 2010

A Little Further To Ellesmere

'The Plantation'- a walk in the woods

On Saturday we cruised a little further, Ben and I walked with Liz and Connie from NB Henry until we reached Colemere. We left them mooring up and continued our walk passing the beautiful lakes Colemere and Blakemere before going throught Ellesmere Tunnel to moor up near the entrance to 'The Plantation' on the 14 day moorings. ( If you click on the picture you can read all about it.) We've got dental and hospital appointments in Newport and we can easily get a bus to Shrewsbury and a train to Newport. It's a good time to go visiting too as Arriva Trains have a Club 55 deal on at the moment allowing you to travel anywhere on their trains for £15 return or £13 with a senior railcard.

Eric has some jobs to do- he needs to change the antifreeze as we wake up to cold and frosty mornings once again. This morning there's ice on the bow and the grass outside is white with frost. The batteries also need a top up as usual and he needs to make a cover for them with the boat safety inspection coming up in December. The boats looking a bit battered after a busy Summer but I expect we'll have to wait for warmer drier weather to get any painting done outside.

Not much planned for today just a walk with the dog, read the Sunday papers, cook dinner and then laze around- just a normal Sunday!

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