Thursday, 12 April 2012


Aren't blogs wonderful? There are a few boaters in the area who have blogs and everyone has a different slant. It's nice when people publish useful information and I read on Bendigedig's blog that Elsie had taken her dog to Blakemere Veterinary Centre in Ellesmere. As Chico was due for his annual vaccinations we gave them a try.  It's a very friendly, efficient practice and the vet was wonderful with Chico. He knew he was frightened of other dogs so went to great pains to keep us away from others while we were waiting,  making the visit as stress-free as possible for Chico.  If you need a vet while you're in the area I can recommend them.

We’ve spent a couple of days at Ellesmere, moored opposite the service block and watching the antics of the novice hire boaters.  There’s been collisions, speeding boats, boats going the wrong way at the junction and panicking and reversing out and boats steered by young children who had no idea what they were doing and no control.  In short it’s been entertaining mayhem, but our 72 hours were up so, after filling with water, dumping the rubbish and shopping in Tesco we’ve moved about a mile to moor in one of our favourite spots.

This is Blakemere. It’s a small lake about 20 feet away from the canal.  It’s quiet and really beautiful and we’ll probably stay here for a couple of days.

This is the view from the dinette window. It's so nice to sit here while we have our meals and watch the wild life.

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