Some land feet down and can be brushed off leaving their feet behind when the paint is dry….
Some splash down upside down, and leave an angel impression….
The worse ones are those that land unseen just before you lay off the fresh paint. They get smeared into the surface.
This guy in the undercoat really tried to get free… leaving footprints in the surface and paint up to his knees.
Luckily the red will need at least one more coat, and the undercoat is obviously not a problem.
We’re not only anonymous now, we’ve also gone into stealth mode.
The roof is finished, the handrails are on the way, and the cabin sides and rear are in undercoat.
I finished the left side this morning before we headed back up to Northwich for shopping and collection of new specs.
Mags thought she’d ordered two pairs but only one was waiting for collection last week so I had her second pair to pick up, and my two pairs too. So we can see what we’re hitting now. Although there’d better not be too much of that once the finish coats are on!
It’s struck me that although we’ve been down on the Weaver for a while, I’ve not taken many photos of the scenery. Probably because we’ve hardly gone anywhere!
So here’s a couple from today…
Cardens Ferry Bridge over the confluence of Witton Brook in the distance.
The river turns right just this side of the bridge. The brook was navigable through to Witton Bridge through several locks to service Witton Mill and salt works in the area, but since the mill closed the navigation has reverted to it’s natural state.
We used the services on arrival in Northwich, then went under Town Bridge to wind in the wide section where the novel Floatel used to
The raft sections which supproted the buildings were secrured to these piles…
This picture taken in April 2010…
This one purloined from a travel website when it was in it’s heyday….
Built in the 1980s it closed early in 2009 and was demolished for safety reasons later that year. The decaying buildings had sunk two feet below their design levels, vandals had done their worst and the whole site was an eyesore.
The April picture shows the main shed of the boatyard with it’s original side slipway,
The whole area is the the process of redevelopment, and will become a mixed residential and retail scheme, with pontoon moorings and boat services on the river.
Northwich Marina development
After the shopping we returned to moor below the lift, back up onto the canal tomorrow.
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