Arrived at Calvely yesterday. Good place to do work on the roof. It needs painting. Just through the bridge is a BW facilities i.e. Loos, showers, water, rubbish bins. and Pump Out, and NO, before anyone asks, we don't need to. !!!!
So nice long showers with plenty of room to splash about coming up.
I left Mick doing blokey things like preparing for the next day and Finlay and I went and explored part of the Cheshire Council walk. It took us into a cow field, with extremely curious cows. We were surrounded at one point. Finlay is not too keen, so he was pulling like mad and the next thing " splatsquelch", a nice fresh pat, all over my boot. Into a barley field where a startled partridge made me jump, and Finlay yelping to go after it . Reached the stile into the next cow field, and we came up against a bit of a problem. Finlay will not go over, but he will go through. However, he couldn't get through.! He's not that fat, is he??? Ask Brian Hight in Spain.! so off with the harness and I managed to drag him through. Over next field and one of these stiles again, but this time the rungs were closer together. I looked at him, and he looked at me. No chance, fatso.( me to Finlay)
Then along came a pair of walkers. They stood back and perused the problem and suggested that we execute a slalom manoeuvre with a fence, another field and a nettly hedge. so harness off, thats what we did ! Thanks to the unknown walkers.
Arrived back at the canal a few miles down from Trundle, and Finlay had a draught of canal water, and was promptly sick.!
Heres a pic of a vintage working boat-Gifford. and a pic taken at 10.15pm.