Monday, 26 July 2010

Guess what? It's raining

The weekend was pretty good, took a trip into Warrington and got lights for Merlin at IKEA. I also spent far too much in Hobbycraft. We found some mushroom growing kits in Homebase but didn't fancy carrying them round with us, we had planned to go back for them but would have missed our bus back to Lymm.

Today we headed towards the Trent and Mersey, we nearly made it, I thought the T & M started at the junction at Peston Brook but it actually starts a bit south of that. Travelling on the Bridgewater was very slow, there are so many moored boats, we were only averaging about 2mph. We only just made it to Midland Chandlers before they closed so we could collect the valve for our calorifier (immersion heater) which we had ordered. The weather was as yucky as it has been for about the past fortnight, with no sign of improvement if the weather forecast is to be believed. Why do the weathermen always get it right when they predict rain?

Tomorrow we plan to head down to the Anderton Boat Lift. Kathy wants to take Destiny down the lift onto the River Weaver, I don't think we will bother with that on this trip.Something to save for another time.
So it was another uneventful day. We are looking forward to seeing Barry and Alex soon, and hopefully a visit from Mandy, Tony, Mikey and Dani next week as well.

The kittens have a  new trick, if Ray doesn't get their food fast enough they will climb up his jeans to get to the work surface. They better not try it with me when I am wearing leggings!

Today's journey 10.1 miles

So far we have travelled 460.2 miles, 446 locks, 53 swing bridges, 4 lift bridges and 11 tunnels

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