Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Moored At Ellesmere, Shropshire

Views from the boat December 2010

Last time we were here we were stuck in ice so it's nice to be back when it's considerably warmer. The photograph shows the hoar frost on the sculpture near the boat in December 2010. Liz and I have been busy walking the dogs and today we walked to Colemere and then around the huge lake or mere. Ben took every opportunity to get his feet wet while Connie was searching out anything she could pounce on or chase. The wood had loads of wood anemones and you could hear the birds singing. We must have walked over six miles but the weather was pleasant and we were too busy chatting to notice the distance.

It's busy here today, with lots of hire boats heading back to base at Wrenbury, in a rush as usual and passing moored boats far too quickly. We're now moored on the 14 day moorings after a stop nearer to Tesco's to fill the food cupboard and the fridge. We've eaten the food in the freezer and not filled it up yet as we need new batteries as soon as possible and the freezer makes a heavy demand on tired batteries.

Our Kerstan satellite dish bit the dust in a gust of wind, when it blew off and the dish came apart from its rivets and all we had left was the frame and the LNB on it's arm. We didn't find the dish as it's black and aluminium there was no chance of finding it in the canal. I suppose to survive four years it did well, it was getting rather tatty! Luckily we were able to borrow a dish until we can replace it, so we can still watch TV.

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