Wednesday, 2 December 2009
A cracking cruise
Yesterday was a cracking cruise down from Higher Poynton to the Adelphi Mill at Bollington, ice on the cut 90% of the way. Caxton cracked and crushed the ice all the way but it wasn't very thick at all. The frigid conditions made walking the towpath with the two dogs so much better - much less gloop and gunk to be removed from canine legs and undersides than of late. Once moored I scuttled down the steps from the aqueduct into the town and located the Co-op stores, fresh milk and bread gathered I then got back and heated some soup for lunch.
I am not sure that everyone appreciated our cruise yesterday though. Passing one lady who was standing on the gunwale of her boat polishing her windows it was evident from her stern expression and the fact that she chose to ignore Joe's cheery greeting, not once but twice, that perhaps she thinks boats should not move in slightly icy conditions. Ah, well... it takes all sorts.
Posted by Lesley Nb Yarwood