Saturday, 14 May 2011


Blogspot has been having problems for the past 2 days and actually 'lost' my posting for Thursday so here's the catch-up posting.

We had a really good night out with Ned and Julie Edwards on Wednesday.

They took us to a lovely little pub restaurant in Rugeley called The Yorkshireman and the meal was one of the best we've had in a long while.  Ned's very fond of cheese and biscuits and the plateful the put in front of him certainly brought a smile to his face.

He runs Cabincare and supplies all kinds of blinds and fly screens for boats and houses. Apparently his screens are very popular with cat fanciers and some of the stories he told about them had us in stitches.

The Hut on the Cut  at Great Heywood - Ned's HQ

On Thursday morning I called in at the farm shop at Great Heywood junction before we moved on to moor at Tixall Wide. This is a small lake that the canal passes through and is one of our most favourite mooring places.  The weather wasn't been very kind while we were moored there and Roger didn't manage to do any fishing, however an angler fishing just in front of our boat caught several large carp. He had all the gear and the cold wind and rain didn't put him off.
There are always plenty of birds here at this time of year and this time we had a nesting swan and also a nesting coot just opposite our mooring. The male swan came pecking at the boat on both evenings.

Nesting Coot

Tixall Gatehouse - view from the boat

view from the boat over "our new garden"

evening over the Wide

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