Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Surprise Surprise We're Cruising

Whixall Marina

Today NB Bendigedig left her mooring at Whixall Marina and we're out cruising.  Eric wants to do some painting and he didn't fancy painting when there's no land next to the end of the boat.  All the pontoons at Whixall are shorter than our boat.  There's an open weekend at Whixall this weekend.

Ben and I enjoyed a walk while Eric steered the boat and then we got back on at a bridge hole. Just those two lift bridges on the Prees Arm to give my arm muscles some exercise and it's about three hours cruising to Ellesmere. Not many boat's on the move. We found a space on the Ellesmere Arm and moored up and did a bit of shopping. It's busy here but it's ok for an overnight mooring.

Tomorrow we'll head out to a country mooring away from the  constant foot traffic past the boats.It's been a lovely day with wall to wall sunshine so  it's good to be out cruising.

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