|Moored up at Eggbridge in Waverton|
We bought one of those T-peace gadgets that lock onto the swan neck and allow the use of a rotary washing line when we were at Crick. As a good breeze was blowing Chris decided to wash the bedding and try out the washing line to see if it worked. It caused much interest and good comments from passers by but one problem we found was that Chris has to kneel on the back hatch in order to reach the line.
|Bit of a climb for Chris but the washing dried quickly in the breeze so a success|
|The much photographed Chester Groves and Chester Boats pleasure cruise boats. The wide beam behind acts as offices|
for Chester Boats Company and is a fixed mooring allowing electricity and telephone line etc.
|Walking across the iron Bridge, something we have only done twice in the 15 years we have lived here|
|The meadows with the sailing club in the background|
|Some of the dinghy fleet. Those with blue sails are Enterprise dinghy's like the one we sail.|
|Our Amy and crew Andy in her Lazy E dinghy. A larger version of our Enterprise. When windy he crew hike out|
on a wire to balance the boat. A rare sight on the river due to space.
|On our way back the canoeing Chester opposite the Groves was busy indeed with youngsters enjoying the water|
|Lunch at the Moorings restaurant at the Groves|
|Afternoon Tea and wine|
At 10am I managed to up pins and get under way. By now the wind had dropped and the sun had some warmth to it. All in all the cruise was thoroughly pleasant though I will admit it did not feel right without Chris aboard ( but don't tell her that). It was not long before I realised I should have made myself a cuppa before getting under way. No problem, I pulled in and ran aground on the shallows by the bank. With AmyJo aground I made myself a drink and backed off the shallows and got under way again.
|This guy passed me as some rate and returned going back the other way some time later. Made me tired watching him!|