Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Church minchull to Marbury park

Well what an eventfully day it has been. Left this morning around 9.30 am, what a lovely day. Really enjoying the cruise after the winter and so glad were able to just go anywhere. Our aim was just past Middlewich today so off we headed.
Decided not to stop for lunch but rather have it on the go.
Can't remember what time we got to Middlewich but in Big Lock we were stuck.....it wouldn't fully empty, after filling and emptying again a couple of times and of course checking all the paddles we ended up ringing BW who advised someone would be around in about 20 mins. After 10. Mins and a drink we decided to have one more go and it worked, thank goodness!!! Had visions of us been held up for a day or so..anyway off we went, the sun shone beautifully, we decided to get further on.....no..... Marbury Park. Stop lock, work not yet finished...aaarrrrggghh moored up and here till at least Friday...good job were not in a rush..

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Nantwich to Liverpool...here we go

Well yesterday was a big laundry day. Everything got washed ready for our cruising year. This morning we filled with fuel and water. Did some foid shopping and withdrew enough cash to get us through the rest of the month without having to worry about cash machines.
We left Nantwich around 3pm today and sauntered along. We have moored at Church Minchull and after taking the dogs for a look around are now settled down with wonderfull views to greet us in the morning .

Monday, 27 February 2012

On the move....

Well, tomorrow is the day. We're off on our travels again, all washing,spring clean! Done. All appointments, acupuncture,glasses, done...
Can't wait to get moving now.
Heading to Liverpool for 11th April for 2 weeks stay in the dock, with the company of our good friends Dot & Colin on their boat Ascot.
And after that, who knows...well for us the trip to Liverpool will have been far too fast so we will probably spend a lot longer heading back. certainly stopping a week here and there when we have places to discover...
Kal, our 15 yr old who lives aboard as a home schooled teenager is now wanting his own space....a boat....that sounds really good and would give him his very own space to retreat to when he's had enough of us and vice versa but not sure I would want him sleeping on it. One problem, no money to buy a boat!! Ha So if you know anybody who has a boat that they want to relieve themselves of that will go to a caring home for a very good reason at a price equivalent to £0.00 or as near as damn it please get in touch lois2626@hotmail.co.uk
I don't mean to sound cheaky but sometimes there are boats hanging around that people just want someone else to take the responsibility of, we're all together 24/7 and we really do feel that bit of space would be such an asset.
Anyway roll on tomorrow and if you see us don't forget to waive ........

Friday, 24 February 2012

feeling on edge

Well it has to be time to move on now. Winter seems to be over and I am getting very on edge, need to get moving so we think Tuesday is our last day here and then were heading for Liverpool....can't wait ......

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Feb is here and nearly gone..

Looking to be moving on next week...we are booked in at Liverpool for the 11th April and will be joining our friends Dot & Colin on nb Ascot.
They are currently moored at the Boat&Butty on the Runcorn arm whilst we're in Nantwich.
We would like to move this week but were hanging around for 2 Crewe F.C. Matches on Sat and next tues' please don't think out nb lives are ruled by football, I have averted interest as my son plays right back for them....
Really can't wait to get moving now.