We've been back in Chester since Wednesday, Christmas shopping and seeing our son. The weather's been pretty good but we do seem to be lucky in that respect as other blogs I've been reading are talking about rotten, dismal weather but we've had mostly sunny days and it's lovely and bright again today.
The only problem we've had here was on Thursday night when we were woken at 1.45 by a knocking on the side of the boat. It was David from the boat behind telling us someone had untied us. When he'd looked out of his window he'd seen our stern end a couple of feet out into the canal and had just managed to grab the stern rope before it went into the water. They'd untied the bow rope as well but had left it through the mooring ring so the bow was still in against the towpath. Last night we had the centre rope on as well and stuck a padlock through it so no-one could untie us again. It hasn't put us off Chester and although we're heading off today to Ellesmere Port we'll still moor here when we return next week.