Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Meetings at Middlewich

It felt very cold today. There was ice on the canal again (what’s new?), not as thick as yesterday, but there was a biting wind from the north.
We didn’t have far to go, just down into Middlewich.

At Stanthorne Lock
Two lots of our boating buddies were heading up to the town as well, from the south, so, as soon as we were tied up, Meg and I had a walk along the towpath to meet them.

No Problem comes into Rumps Lock
The dogs haven’t seen each other for some time, and they got pretty excited.

"Hello Meg!"
Sue and Vic below Kings Lock
Chas and Ann from Moore to Life were following, but I had to get back to our boat to meet Ed, who was coming to refit our heating boiler.

He arrived at around 14:45, and soon had the thing up and running again. The radiators get a lot hotter now, so that’s a good job done.

Not very big, is it.
While he was busy with his head down in the bowels of the engine room, Sue and Vic and Chas and Ann arrived, having walked back from where they’ve moored in the town.
Tea and Mags’ home-made chocolate muffins all round, while we caught up with the news and gossip.

No Problem is heading north, same as us, but Moore to Life is going across the Branch to Barbridge.

Locks 1, miles 1½

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