Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Then Along Came Paul........

Yesterday up early, 8.47am, on a mission to buy  a satellite dish for TV reception. Aldi were selling Kits for 59.00quid and because we've moved to more remote canals our 9 quid plastic sit and point ariel has forgotten where BBC 1 live. Dish bought back to boat, tidy little kit it is, construction started with the manuel saying allow 2 hr's. 7hrs and a fair slice of frustration, No Work / Signal. Up early today, 8am, headed off upstream on the River Weaver, by 9am. Fairley large ships used the Weaver in years gone by so the locks are large. Sunny and mild to start but a cool wind soon blew up.


This is the ships side of  Hunt's Lock, we went to the left side.

Smaller but huge for a NB..only open 1 gate..


 
These were mussels growing on lock sides, not up to Tongoio standards....

 
Rail bridge before lock indicates clearance needed for ships.Lock keeper said they have trouble with people swimming under and jumping off bridge..


 
I worked hard all my life now nobody wants to" Share The Love"

2nd lock, Vale Royal Locks, enter with a bit of "Throttle" cos there's a weir on the right hand side...

Stopped and had a "Gidday" to Paul and Elaine, Happy wedding Anniversary, they had "parked Up" in the wilds last night. The navigation terminates at Winsford so moored to a pub landing but walked to a Macca's for a Caramel McFlurry with crunchies.

Done a U'ee  here on the Bottom Flash, then headed down stream..


This area has alot of salt mining going on..


You could use it on your "greasy's or in Tequilla, but the councils use it for ice on roads..


Out of the underground and loaded into trucks in "Teepee" to be stockpiled...


Mine Head....


 
Chimney taken down, not much clearance under swing bridge...



 Raining steady by 3pm so moored up with "Caxton" and Leonie turned out a bach of Short bread, Freak'n Nice....


My Feminine side showing through....

Moored up we tried the satellite again no luck, keeping Cool, What The - - - - - going on, added a couple of new connectors,nothing, then Along Came Paul with his circuit  tester and vast knowledge of outboard motors,Presto, one ,just one bloody  crook connector, fixed TV going,zillion channels, Happy Wife, Happy Life..     Still Raining...







3 comments:

  1. looking good,,keep up the good work. j

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  2. Rain & Wind, just like a H-U-R-R-I-C-A-N-E......

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