Well things didn't play out as we had hoped. Last Monday, as I was on the road to recovery, we moved down as far as Nantwich. Plan for Tuesday was a quick raid on Morrisons, lunch in the Vine and then hey-ho for the Welsh canal on Wednesday. But those nasty little microbes had other ideas. 0300 Tuesday I awoke unable to breath, severe chest pains, hacking, coughing and I probably had a temperature but I won't lay claim to one as we don't have a medical thermometer.
The upshot was that we spent Tuesday getting to see a doctor and after a quick check up she diagnosed a severe chest and upper respiratory tract infection and put me on double strength antibiotics. By yesterday I was feeling somewhat better and we had to move as we were down to about an inch of water in the tank. So we observed the eclipse as we had a pump out, filled with diesel and most importantly topped up the water tank. As it was a most pleasant day we moved on to Hurleston where C&RT were busy sorting the capping stones along the side of the first pound.
We stopped between bridges two and three, opposite Bache House.
We are staying here for the weekend to allow me to recover fully, not to mention the last three matches of the Six nations and the final of the World Grand Prix snooker on ITV4.
Watch this space........