Day 15 the Ship pub bridge to Parbold woods.
Today we welcome on board our next crew, old friends and experienced boaters and painters, Bob and Sheila. they joined us this morning while we were moored at The Ship. It was raining.
We set off knowing that we would be held up at a swing bridge that we had experienced on the way to Liverpool, it is only opened at 4.00 pm. We arrived at about 2:00 pm and settled down to a lovely lunch of special pies that our friends Barbie and Mike had brought for us. I got none of it!
What I did get was an awful lot of extra walking both before and after lunch, a lot of this was in the rain but my long haired one and our friend Sheila seemed to enjoy it so I stayed with them. Occasionally I would run and catch up with my long kennel that was generally a little faster than we were but having caught up I was then unable to jump on board without the O.K word and so I would then run back to them – it was quite exhausting, back and forth, back and forth.
We stopped for the night in a lovely wood by a bridge. Chosen I believe as a possible painting location if my bearded one or his friend Bob get up early enough.
My photos today are: a lovely old wide beam boat with which we shared some time in convoy, called “Ribble” , my long haired one and her collection bag, (I can’t think why she wants it or what she does with it) finally our over night mooring.
Tomorrow should be exciting as we are about to take my long kennel up 200 feet and through 28 locks! It will take all day apparently.
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