Friday, March 13, 2009

Hanging around at Hurleston.

We came back up the canal from Nantwich as planned on Wednesday, and moored pretty much in the same place, just south of Hurleston Junction. It was another fine day for a cruise, even though it was a very short one!

Leaving Nantwich.
Yesterday, on my morning run, I spotted No Problem and Moore 2 Life moored up a mile or so towards Barbridge. So after breakfast I walked up with Meg to say hi.

NP and M2L
The Megs were pleased to see each other again, it’s been about 10 weeks since they’ve had a play….

Megs Wrestling
On the way back I watched a new sport of Extreme Mowing. The slope on the reservoir embankment is steeper than it looks on the picture, his rear wheels were crabbing downhill as he moved along.
Our friends are heading south again now, after a trip up to Ellesmere Port. Chas and Ann on Moore 2 Life are heading for Braunston for hull blacking, and Sue and Vic are heading for Norbury to have the saloon in NP revamped.
S and V are very good at foraging for firewood, and have quite a bit stored on their roof. More, in fact, than they can use this winter, now that the boat is going into dock. So they offered us the surplus. Well, it would be uncharitable to refuse, wouldn’t it, so this morning they pulled alongside to transfer the load.
I’d timed it beautifully, being out up the canal with Meg. By the time I got back, it was all stacked on our roof instead.

The gang’s all here….

We said our goodbyes a little later.
I don’t know when we’ll see Sue and Vic again, but we may meet up with Chas and Ann as we head south for Oxford next month.

The flight of locks leading up onto the Llangollen will be open this evening on schedule, but our plans may have changed a bit now. More on that later.

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