Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Afloat Again

A favourite mooring spot of ours
You may need to check back a couple of entries as last time I went to post I found an entry not posted, so they are a bit out of order!
We are currently at Rudheath. A small village on the outskirts of Northwhich. There has been quite a bit of rain today. Paul is catching up on some jobs. Yesterday he did an oil change. Today he is finishing off a few bits connected with that. We got back on board on Sunday following the funeral which was on Friday. It seems like we had been away a long time. In fact it was 3 weeks ago today that we set off to Taunton.
We are heading once again towards Middlewich, however this time we will be continuing on southward, probably through Stoke on Trent, so staying on the Trent and Mersey. Yet to make a final decision.
Whilst we have been away all the paintwork repair have been completed so we are all set to go 😎

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Another picture of us! This time at the Casa Mia, Sandbach
Just found this lurking in drafts, written on 30th June and I thought I had published it.

Well another week and we are moored in about the same spot as a week ago, but this time facing the other way. Middlewich is a good stop off as there are several supermarkets and small local shops just a short walk from the Canal.
The week in-between we have gone up the 8 locks heading southward to Wheelock where we spent a couple of days. Unfortunately the summer which arrived with a rush a couple of weeks ago seems to have deserted us again!
Thursday we had a table booked for a special Napoli Night at the Casa Mia in Sandbach. When we went there for lunch a couple of weeks ago we enjoyed it so much we booked for their special evening. They have one a month, each themed from a different area of Italy. The menu is set 5 course, and was delicious. With good wine and company to go with it we had a wonderful evening. There was also a chap singing and playing the accordian.
Then on Friday we had to work another lock to be able to turn, which left us 9 locks over 2 days to return. We are now heading back again towards Anderton in hope of getting the paintwork on the boat done.


St Mary's Church, Taunton

Sorry there has not been much news here recently. Our cousin, Paul Trott, who has been battling throat cancer for most of this year finally gave up the fight on Sunday. Thankfully we had made the decision to travel to Taunton beforehand and had seen him in hospital on several occasions. We are staying here in Taunton to help Alison, his wife, as much as we can at this harrowing time.
Once we are back afloat will let you know in which direction we are traveling.