|The bridge on the Prees Arm awaiting repair|
Back in the marina Eric's first thoughts were of his car parked up for five weeks unloved and unattended. He'd been thinking about his car while we were out cruising too. Well it started first time and took us dog walking and shopping in Ellesmere on Wednesday. He dropped me off by Ellesmere Tunnel and Ben and I had a walk and finally met him in Tesco's car park. While we walked he had a much needed haircut in Mr Mod's. So the cupboards and fridge have been restocked and Eric has lost his curls.
One day we went for a short drive to Colemere for a walk in the woods around the lake. Ben had plenty of smells to sniff and lots of places to water. Very quiet there in the week with just a few dogs and their owners. We did meet a some mums with their prams and toddlers in wellies enjoying being outside. We popped into Homebase at Whitchurch and bought some Brita filters which were cheaper than anywhere else about £14 for six. We're back to exploring the country lanes around Whixall and walking the canal towpaths.
Today we went to Ellesmere for a walk with Ben the dog. There were loads of conkers underneath the chestnut trees so we collected some to keep the spiders away. Lots of puddles too which Ben avoided. We had a coffee and a sausage roll in the Boat House Café before getting some papers in the Coop and some ready made Yorkshire puddings. I'm no good at making them so I don't bother anymore. A lazy afternoon followed while a roast cooked in the oven for a late lunch.
We're stocked up with coal and logs so we're warm and cosy. All's well onboard NB Bendigedig.