Saturday, 13 June 2009

Here we are again

Early Start

Tixel Wide

Breakdown Canal

Hi Again

Since leaving Market Drayton we have done serious cruising, we have cleared the the Shropshire Union canal, skirted the top of Wolverhampton motored through the Staffordshire and Worchecstershire canal and now we are on the Trent and Mersey heading for Kidsgrove.
Noreen and I feel like two old sea dogs. we have moored up early today and took a bus into Stafford its a nice little town but as it was Saturday and very busy, we have a language problem and miss Julie for interpretations.
We have had a little breakdown, we lost all 240v power which meant no fridge freezer or washing machine, But a quick call back to the marina and it was fixed its all to do with the set up far to complicated for landlubbers to understand,( that's my excuse for saying I have no idea about electrics but as a good soldier I can carry out orders)
Again the weather is just perfect in fact it is too hot. This morning we we slipped our mooring at 06.55hrs and I was in polo shirt and shorts it was really hot. Keith Janet Rachael and Danny are coming tomorrow, Danny is staying as extra crew again for a few days, that should give Noreen a break from the locks for a few days.

It is strange how each canal system developed different types of locks, they all work the same but the architecture and the designs are different. the ones we have done in the last few days are like driving into a coffin and Noreen has to be a hurdler to get from one side to the other, but as boaters keep telling us that's what makes it exciting.???????????


Anonymous said...

Hello there, well you have cruised a long way since your last blog. break down cut looks wonderful. Noreen you will need that holiday when you get back!! And visitors arriving. wish it was us. vic is thinking of getting a tent then that way we can all pitch up on the canal bank and join you for a week, only joking we did consider it tho. LOVE THE HALLIWELLS

pip hodg said...

hi al,noreen&dan, great day with you yesterday weather was superb al just go over and read what you put in youre last blog ! uh oh !. pip hodg.