Next it was back to the Anderton Lift where we shared the caisson with NB Chloe, the eccentric skipper Gordon dressed in a 1950's life vest, shorts and green socks pulled up to his knees, a veteran of many lift journeys, a thoroughly nice chap who reminded me of Griff Rhys Jones.
|Meeting the trip boat half way up.|
|View across the flash.|
Once tied up Sharon & Richard came aboard for tea and cake, twenty minutes later the first bottle of red was opened and before we knew it was late evening and we hadn't had any dinner. So we pooled a few bits out of the fridge's and retired aboard Oakapple for Nacho's and a Titanic beer.
|Richard Sharon and Sue.|
Thursday, both crews decided not to move as it was another glorious day. The morning saw paint and brasso come out, the afternoon saw tea and G&T's on the canal bank while we all worked hard doing nothing in particular.
|Sharon, Andy & Richard.|
In the evening Sue made us all a tasty pork goulash, which we had with wine and laughter. There are now 5 empty bottles of wine to dispose of .. this oakapple crew are a bad influence
|I'm sure that whisky bottle was full before Richard got hold of it|