Friday 21 April

On Wednesday night, after childminding duties ended, we headed back to the boat which James & Ali had returned to its temporary mooring at the top of the Hurleston flight.  They’d had a lovely week away and were reluctantly returning home to face preparation for the Summer school term.

We spent a fairly quiet day yesterday, doing a spot of baking; a quiche, some scones and some bread cakes were requested – not bad as our invited guests said they were on a low carb diet.  Storm said he thought they’d be easily dissuaded and he was right!

Today we picked up two Shropshire lasses, who we’d not seen for six months.   I used to work with Nicki and Sarah at Hull Truck Theatre and we’ve been trying to catch up with them for a while and as they’d posted a message on Facebook this week saying they were in Shropshire, we got in touch to see if we could meet up and if they fancied a pootle along the Shropshire Union Canal.

We took them on a cruise down the four locks and out along the Shropshire Union Canal to Nantwich before winding, and mooring for lunch.   We had a healthy lunch, with only a few carbs!

Storm paused at the bottom of the locks so we could pick up cars and they headed back to Wem and I drove on to Barbridge to rendezvous with Storm.  I think we might visit the pub this evening.

After a few days of warmth, today was overcast with a chilly breeze but we had a lovely day out.

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