Monday, 1 February 2016

Billinge Green Flash (One of our favourite mooring spots)



We went down to Reading on Thursday to stay with Lauren and Lewis for a couple of days.  They have just moved into their first home and we wanted to help them decorate a couple of bedrooms.  It was really nice to spend time with them and also see Sophie and Yanos who came round a couple of times.  We got back to the boat on Saturday afternoon and were pleased to see our daffs have started blooming.  We got the fire going and retired to the Salt Barge for a couple of pints.


As strong winds are forecast for the beginning of the week we decided to cruise to one of our favourite mooring spots on the northern Trent & Mersey on Sunday.  It was a grey and misty morning but we saw three other boats on the move.  Here we are leaving Marston.

Just to prove we are in a salt extraction area here’s a factory with bags and blocks of salt stored outside.

We passed the boatyard where our new boat will be fitted out in April (we hope).  We are having the shell made in Liverpool in March and it will then be delivered to this yard to be fitted out, we are currently down for an April delivery but it cannot come quick enough for us.


This marina at Rudheath is taking years to build – progress seems to be so slow.  When we came past in November water was being pumped in.  That’s all that seems to have happened in the last three months since.

We moored at Billinge Flash with the intention of catching up with admin over the two days that storm Harry is due to pass.  One of the tasks is to review the 250 page inventory that was prepared for letting our house.

When I take pictures on my phone I usually upload them to FaceBook with a privacy setting of “Only me”.  That way I can choose which to use for the blog without sharing them with the wide world.  For some reason when I uploaded this picture the privacy was set to “Public” and I started getting comments from fellow boaters about it also being one of their favourite mooring spots.

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