I left you last Thursday wondering if our delivery would be early enough for us to start heading back towards Ellesmere on Friday. Well, it was and we did.
So now we’re the proud owners of two new tub chairs, ordered on Thursday before lunch and delivered to our doorstep at a quarter past eight on Friday. Pretty good, eh!
I had to dismantle the old, saggy swivel recliners before I could bring them in, but that didn’t take long.
We’re pleased with them, we’d decided that a sofa would dominate the area too much, these are comfortable but compact enough to leave us with space.
Anyway we moved on about lunchtime, just a short way to moor at Hampton Bank for the night, heading for Ellesmere on the Saturday (23rd) after a light overnight dusting of snow. We crossed briefly into Wales at Bettisfield and filled with Welsh water while we were there.
Arriving at Ellesmere we pulled onto the wharf for rubbish and recycling disposal, then managed to get the last mooring spot on the arm.
Sunday was snowy and cold, the forecast was spot on for a change!
Of course, the arm froze over so we hung about until it had thinned enough to head down to the end to turn around, cruised across to fill with water and dispose of rubbish, then reversed off and set off back towards Whitchurch.
Mist rising off the still lingering ice on Blakemere.
Muskovy ducks near Lineal Wharf
Not the prettiest of God’s creatures…
We pulled in on Hampton Bank, stayed for a couple of nights and today have moved on to moor near Prees Junction.
Richard and Ruth are due tomorrow with a coal and diesel delivery, then we’ll wait out the snow on Sunday before moving on a bit.
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