Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Bye Bye Whixall

The original marina being built year 1971?

A clue J registration 1971
Another photo from Shropshire Archives

We're  leaving Whixall  Marina today as we're  off to Aqueduct Marina for the long awaited paint job. Of course I look  out of the window and it's raining......but it's  early yet. 

It's  all happening at Whixall with BWML selling the marina to Whixall Marina Leisure Ltd.  We'll have to wait and see what changes will be made. We'll be back in May.

The winter moorers  have left the marina leaving lots  of spaces so we moved over to the next pontoon where it's  a bit lighter with no boats moored alongside. Eric has been busy dismantling the cratch ready for the paint job and storing some of it in our storage box, the rest is stored in the marina lock up as it's  too big for the box.

I've been finishing off all the washing  getting  ready for four weeks  off the boat on dry land. Eric took the car to Aqueduct Marina  so it's waiting for us and had a chat to the boat yard manager about our arrival  next week end. Nick   kindly brought Eric back to Whixall Marina, thanks you saved us an expensive taxi fare. Ben the dog had a visitor too as Connie  came  with Nick and she didn't  eat his food either!

Nobody's leaving Whixall Marina this morning by car, Alder's Lane is currently blocked by a crane slipped off the road..... oops! The crane was due to load the CRT vessels onto lorries to take them away now the Prees Branch work has been completed.  Hopefully it'll be cleared soon.

Yippee it's nearly ten o'clock and the sun is shining

No comments: