The peregrinations, both geographical and mental, of Graham & Jill on narrowboat Armadillo. It being a hodge-podge or gallimaufrey of travels, thoughts and frequently inaccurate facts.
Tuesday, 24 May 2011
Anderton and back (Almost).
This morning the wind had dropped so we set off for Anderton. Pump out, water and we were out of cards for the B.W. pump out machines. The shop at the boat lift is one of the few places where they actually stock them.
The remains of a working boat at Billinge Green flash, there may be others still below the surface of the flash but I don't think this one will last much longer, bits of the cabin were flapping in the wind as we passed.
Brunner Monde was pumping out quantities of heavily salted vapour which fell on us like rain, my specs were well splashed with the salt, well I hope that's all it was.
Northwich Victoria F.C. if you look carefully you can see all their silverware behind the window. The ground is right next to the cut. I think they generously allow some other club to use the ground for their reserves.
There doesn't seem to be a lot happening at the old Lion Salt Works although it is forecast to re-open in 2013.
We spotted a family of Shelducks, this was the only one who stayed still long enough to get his image immortalised on this blog. I can't recall having seen them, with young, on the canals before. But Jill
got this photo of a heron, she still isn't satisfied with it.
Anderton Boat Lift, we didn't stop long, just bought the cards, winded and headed back. We have a family anniversary party to attend this weekend at Middlewich so we intend sitting out in the wilds until Friday. If that wind drops a bit I might even get a bit of fishing in. Still haven't got round to cleaning the chimney, can't do it in the wind, soot goes everywhere, so much to do, so little time.