Thursday, 6 October 2011

Back to Boothstown

It never ceases to amaze me how lazy (and dirty) some boaters are!  This is the sanitary point in Castlefield.

It has a water point and Elsan (cassette toilet) disposal. It IS NOT a refuse point yet there is a huge pile of rubbish bags here attracting rats. This is despite the fact that there are 4 large wheelie skips and recycling bins less than 200 yards away beside the moorings outside the YMCA which are provided for moorers to use.

We left Castlefield after filling up with water as I needed to do a couple of loads of washing and it makes more sense to do this while cruising rather than just sitting running the engine.  We ended up back at Boothstown having battled strong gusty winds and hail showers on the way.

This is one of the intricate brickwork walls that line the canal through the White City section.

When we went into Manchester last week this bridge was fully scaffolded and covered with tarpaulins while it was being painted. They were just taking it down today and the bridge is now looking lovely.

I ‘ve finally given in and lit the fire for the first time this Autumn. It’s so windy we’ve had to take the plants off the roof again and the temperature is down to 9’ outside and it’s still only tea time.  This is a bit of a shock to the system as yesterday it was 19’ at the same time. Looks like Summer has finally gone!

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