Monday, 2 May 2016

May Day Bank Holiday trip to Whitchurch (Monday 2/5/2016)

Engine reading at end of day: 191.4hr Miles:11 Locks:15

Up early to tidy boat for arrival of crew. Alison arrived around 09:15. Coffee before setting off.

Trouble-free trip back to home base. Weather mix of warm sunny intervals between showers; sometimes heavy. Progress a good deal quicker with crew!

Paused at Wrenbury around 13:00 for a swift pint at the Dusty Miller followed by BLT sandwiches back on board.

Done with engines by 17:00. Cup of tea before loading car and driving back to Wrenbury to collect Alison's car. Went via Marbury to see if Swan is actually open or not. Mixed evidence on the internet. Does seem to be open.

Travelled back home in convoy.

Sunday, 1 May 2016

May Day Bank Holiday trip to Whitchurch (Sunday 1/5/2016)

Engine reading at end of day: 184.9hr Miles:0 Locks:0

Quiet day. Lie-in till 9ish.

Walked into Whitchurch late morning. It was shut! (Apart from Lidl, Tesco and Poundstretcher). Found very convenient car-park for when crew arrives tomorrow for return journey (Meadow Croft).

Got a few bits in Lidl including Kingsman DVD.

Rained on and off all day so stayed inside reading. Dinner of pizza, wine and chocolate while watching Kingsman. Excellent film!