Thursday, May 16, 2013

A Much Nicer Day

Last night we went for farewell drinks and dinner with Ray and Leonie from NB Firefly NZ.  We went to The Salt Barge at Marston and had a really good night.  It turned out there was a Trio playing (The Pastry Chouxs), who were made up of a female lead singer, a female saxophonist  and a male guitar player.  It was their first-ever gig in front of a live audience, they sang all sorts from the thirties, forties, fifties and sixties and all in all they did a pretty good job!


Great, really friendly, pub to stop at if you are in the area, and dog friendly too!


So away we went this morning, at are usual starting time of around 11.00am!

Nice bit of industry on the oustskirts of Northwich, salt production I presume.


Mum and dad with their young 'uns ...


She's a gonner ...


Superb canalside house and garden ...


Out into the superb countryside ...


This fella attacked the boat as we sailed past ...

... the reason being that his mate was on the nest in the reeds, good hubby!

Into the first narrow lock. we so much prefer the narrow locks ...


Finally stopping at Middlewich for the night, lots of swans here ...


We fed a few of them through the side hatch tonight ...


Never before have we seen so many swans in one spot!  Swamped by Swans !


I hope no Romanians read this blog!!
 
Although last night dinner and drinks was our farewell to our Kiwi cruising buddies, they are in fact moored in front of us, but we go our different ways tomorrow.

We all had fish and chips for dinner from the Kings Lock Chippy, luverly greasy stuff.  Back on the good diet tomorrow, so says Elaine :)

The title of today's post refers to the weather today, it was delightfully sunny and towards the end of the day rather WARM ... yes, the CROCS are out again!

I had a comment from Andy Healey re yesterday's blog and the amazing facts, as in he didn't want any more facts, but requested more pics of Bombo.

Anything to please my reader ...
Pic taken back in Oz, he was very happy with himself after burying his bone in the garden!


2 comments:

  1. Ha, Ha, Very funny, still cute though.Much prefer Bombo on the beach pics.

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