After all the dreadful weather we've had for the past couple of weeks it's been an absolute pleasure cruising over the past 3 days!
We left the Macclesfield Canal before it was closed for bridge and lock repairs and set off down the Cheshire Locks. Although it's still a bit nippy, the sun has shone constantly and it reminded me just why I LOVE living on the boat.
The very mild winter seems to be bringing an early Spring and this field was full of blooming rapeseed. No doubt the hay-fever season will be early this year too as rapeseed is one of the main irritants.
We've seen plenty of cherry trees in full blossom too
and there are daffodils and snowdrops everywhere.
Just in case the weather changes tomorrow I took this photo of the clear blue sky to remind me that Summer's on it's way
Last night we moored at Wheelock and took Chico to his favourite "toy shop". The pet food stores has a really good selection of robust "Kong" dog toys which are ideal for dogs like Chico who usually destroy cheap squeaky toys in minutes. These have a rope core and his last teddy lasted almost 6 months.
He was so impressed with the pink pig that he took it to bed with him...........
Bye for now, see you soon