Today we cruised from Grindley Brook to Whixall Marina on the Prees Branch with seven lift bridges on the way. I didn't have to do them all as we took turns with another boat. Now we're settled on our very own residential berth......not that we plan to be here all the time as we still plan to cruise in the Summer. We'll use the marina as a base to cruise from in the Summer and in the Winter we'll no doubt be iced in if the last few Winters are anything to go by.
We had a choice of spots and have 16 amp electricity, a water point on the pontoon and a BT line if we want one. We aren't moored up butting next to another boat on both sides so we have a triangle of water between us and the next boat, so I can even open the side hatch.
It's a lovely quiet rural marina, no trains, no big roads and we're watching the swallows dipping and diving and landing on the boat tillers!