Tuesday we had a good old pump out, and water up and de-rubbish at Calveley.
The boat In front of us had just finished pumping out and asked if we wanted the tube leaving out, we said thank you that would be great. When we looked again, their little westy was licking around the outside of the pipe and wiping his neck around the opening.Yuck. the lady on the boat looked like she was going to throw up, and the bloke who owned the dog asked us if we wanted him. !!!!
This was our last night with Nb Salamander, as they are waiting for family to join them for a few days. Had a great time with them.
So we have had a long day for us today. On to Middlewich, quick shop at Lidl for Scotch, vermouth, dark choccy, Jars of cherries and raspberries etc.
We are now at Bramble Cuttings 48 hour moorings which is so beautiful. It’s the site of and old clay pit, that they used to make the canals with. Totally enclosed by private land,. BUT we still have to keep an eye on you-know-who. Its so nice here, that as long as we can get tv for springwatch, and if the weather is nice, we may stay another day and night. Yiiiippppeeeee. !
Have decided that we are NOT going to do the Ashton Canal in Manchester. We met another couple who did it a week ago, and they said NEVER EVER AGAIN. Its vile. Filthy, all the locks are very hard with the anti vandal mechanism, and the sub human kids jump all over your boat. I thought all this had been cleared up, but I guess with the ferals they are always going to trash other people’s possessions.
I just looked up from typing this to see Finlay across the other side of the canal !!!!!
I had just taken my walking boots off, so in silly flip flops I had to traverse a cow meadow to the next bridge and this involved the help of a lady walking her dog on the other side.she put him on her lead, led him to the b ridge and over he came. He’s 10 years old, for gawds sake. So our little escapologist is now thethered. I hate doing this, as he is just exploring and doing what dogs do. But my feet have been pricked by thistles, OUCH,, covered in mud, at least I think its mud, and then I stubbed my toe on a rock. Only an hour until large , icy g&T time. !!!!!