Saturday, May 12, 2018

Sunshine After The Rain

Painting the boat poles at Coole Pilate
After an overnight stop at Wrenbury we  were away fairly early with just five locks to work through taking us to Burford according to my phone,  a few bridges  up from Hurleston. As the weather was cooler I enjoyed the ride.
A photo of Jaq 
The next day we set off planning to do the locks but came across Jaq on NB Valerie  so we pulled in next to her boat. A lovely afternoon on NB Valerie spent chatting  and drinking tea and coffee with nice biscuits too. Lovely to see you Jaq and hope your feeling better soon. I forgot to take a  new photo so this one is from two months ago when Jaq came to Whixall.

We stayed put for the night and went down Hurleston Locks the next day. It was really quiet on the lock flight and the lock keepers were helping too.  We moored up in Nantwich  after the aqueduct and went shopping in Morrisons as we needed some fresh stuff. It was easy to fill two rucksacks and we had strawberries and clotted cream with our  tea.

We're  currently at Coole Pilate doing a bit of maintenance. We've been sanding and painting the boat poles in the sunshine. Eric is now busy sealing around the wires from  the solar panels into the boat. Last night's heavy rain found the gap and we had a drip.

Just two boats right at the end of the moorings so it's quiet here too unless there's clay pigeon shooting later. We couldn't stop here with Ben the dog as the noise freaked him out and he wouldn't get off the boat.

We've enjoyed our first week's cruising. All's well on NB Bendigedig 😊

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