Monday 27 January

The BBC forecast rain for the whole day today but we woke to beautiful blue skies and decided to take advantage of this and we were underway before 9.30am.   Heading back along the Bridgewater Canal we put on a load of washing and as this uses power at a quicker rate than our batteries recharge, we always need to continue motoring for about three hours after the wash has finished.   We stopped briefly for water and at the Chandlers at Stockton Heath for some coal.  Thankfully the good weather continued and we made it as far as the village of Moore before we called it a day at about 3pm.   We’ve stopped here before and we weren’t too impressed by the pub but after stopping so early in the day we decided to give it another chance.   We were really glad we did because it was under new ownership and was very welcoming and tempted us to stay for dinner.  The rain started at about 9pm.