We've spent the last couple of nights moored in Castlefield Basin - apparently ON someone's mooring. Bless, yesterday afternoon, a young woman stopped by with her dog to ask how long we'd be staying... on HER mooring lol. There was no obvious sign that it 'belonged' to anyone...a couple of old tyres hanging on ropes I admit but no identifiers...
She was really lovely about it though -saying that she'd just been off to charge her batteries when she came back to see us tied up... so went around the corner to visit her friend... she also said there was no rush to move on. It transpired during our chat, that HER boat also came from the same place as ours... also as a self fit out . Ahem, without bragging, ours has been finished for over 18 months... and she's still waiting for a sink!
It was nice chatting though.
LAST night Andy finally broke his "dry January" with half a bottle of wine... he's done so well not drinking and it was nice for us both to be sitting out the back of the boat people watching and sipping a merlot but it was a shame when it began to rain.
We'd imagined a Friday night in Manchester centre would be noisy - turns out it was no worse than the night before ... with the exception of the ruddy geese - heavens they made a lot of noise... at about 3 am, I Was googling "methods to catch and cook Canadian Geese"!
ANYWAY - despite the disturbed night, 7 am I cast off and went to the water point... at least the one that wasn't hidden... services here are NOT very obvious. Say what you will about CRT but at LEAST you can generally FIND theirs!