Righty ho - I'm finally back here for a catch up.... not really with any spare time as such, but we've stopped early today due to Storm 'Alex' making progress difficult and bloody miserable!
WHAT'S been happening I hear you ask? - well, having merged two trips together so as to enable a returning guest (
who's barmy but lovely who's great fun) to celebrate her 70th Birthday on 'Ellis' BEFORE then however, we took another trip down the Anderton Boat lift to enable easy mooring of the the boat near the supermarket to stock up - NOT before the lady had met us in Lymm at the pub to buy us lunch AND bring two caldrons of plants ( a few days before her trip) that were shortly going to be bursting into flower - we do get em!
I think you'll agree, they looked nice enough on the roof of the boat as we waited return passage up the lift.
We even went exploring on the kayak...NOT quite so sure where we'd stand insurance wise (although the kayak IS licensed properly) but you can't keep a game bird down with trivialities like that so we did it anyway... NO Matter. It was a lovely change from the chug of the engine.
.. the result being me having an afternoon nap on the rocks by the river as they drank bubbles.