|Preparing to get underway|
After a super full English and pot of tea we were suitabely warmed up so next stop was the services at Calverley for water and to empty the cassette. Word must have gone along the cut that the Nantwich services are closed for maintenance as the Calverely services were very busy. We were lucky to get alongside just as one boat left. Even as we moored up more boats came along and waited their turn.
|Very busy at the Calverley services with boats queuing for their turn.|
Having completed the jobs needed at the services we next moved on to Bunbury locks. Here too there was a queue but we did not have to wait long. We locked Mal and Eric down first then we locked down with another boat that had turned up in the mean time.
|Waiting our turn to descend the Bunbury locks|
|A very poorly Smudge is allow to sit in my chair by the fire.|
|Landlord Pete as Alfie Solomon in Peaky Blinders|
|Marie, Yvonne and Kas behind the bar|
|Graham as a dead convict|
|Eric the Nife|
On Sunday morning Smudge was late rising preferring to lay in bed long after we got up. He never asked to go out so I lead him out but he just lay in the grass by the boat in the rain. Clearly he was very unwell. I carried him back in and let him sleep on the armchair. By now I was really getting very worried. Fortunately in the afternoon the vet rang with good news, Smudge's blood test came back OK and no signs of anything amiss, ruling out Addisons. That was a big relief.