Tuesday, 28 March 2017

...... drumroll - been cruising !!!

Due to some daft delays on the house sale and without any certainty of sale, for our anniversary week off, instead of cruising from Dubai (£650 pp )  we ended up on the Trent & Mersey (£0 pp). Please bear in mind this post was written in mid February and I am only now late March getting back in the blogging driving seat.

Due to the stoppages we could only go one way so we had a night out at Wychnor as we were due back south then in London the following weekend.

There were not too many boats moving as this part of the canal really is a dead end due to the stoppage at Junction lock.

The advice was 'proceed with caution' but the river was quite gentle.


This was our mooring, a bit noisier that I was expecting  - we have passed these mooring many times and they are popular in summer being the first after the noisy A38 stretch.


Those who have cruised this stretch will know this bridge and the tight clearances and precise approach needed - not helped by half a dozen maggot danglers fishing !


Rachel holding Percy while I set the lock off the river section 



Yes this is Alrewas, only one boat on the whole village stretch  - you wont see that in a few weeks time.





Leia and Lillie approve of the sofa.... but have not got the sharing issue sorted (with each other or us !)



Then it was off back south the the cottage for a couple of days  - some nice walking in the longer days 






The only downside to moving about is this..... a very slow tailback as someone had broken down in the Blackwall tunnel.


But we had had a good day looking at flats for my youngest and his girlfriend in and around Crystal Palace.


I'd quite like this little bobber.... but it did not come with the flat, surprising based on the price of a one bed flat !!!


Standing at the start of time 



Not the week we were planning but a very busy week and far too much driving, but we did get the boat moved and not many were doing that in February !




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