Friday, 16 October 2015


We spent a couple of days at Tixall Wide before moving west through Tixall lock, the bank has collapsed in places along the lock landing, the armco is damaged and twisted to do maximum damage to blacking if you aren't careful getting the lock wheeler ashore. It's a pleasant autumn landscape with a few expensive looking properties dotted along the offside bank.

We moored up for a planned rendezvous with Sharon & Richard at Radford Bridge, we are going for a Happy Friday drink at the Radford pub. Before setting off for the pub fuel boat Halsall was on his rounds, we took the opportunity to grab a couple of bags of coal and brim the diesel tank.

Fuel boat Halsall

Sue and I had a carvery at the Radford, Sharon & Richard came for after dinner drinks Where we had a good old boaters catch up, the Old Speckled Hen they poured me was cloudy, it was exchanged for a glass of Guinness or two. Later Phil & Lynne came to meet us with adorable pooch Freddie but the establishment wouldn't let Freddie through the door (not even in the public bar upstairs).

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