Sunday 25th September
We were back in our marina last Friday, a day earlier than we had planned. On Sunday morning we went with both dogs to meet Lee & Vicky, who were on their way back from their holiday and their flight into Manchester Airport was at 6.15 am and so they finally got to Shardlow at about 9am and we met them near the Navigation pub, where Marley was very pleased to see them! After plenty of fussing Vicky walked the dogs back to the marina with me while Kev drove back with Lee. It was a bit chaotic on the boat for a while with Marley & Jaz very excited with Lee & Vicky being on board! They soon settled down and after we had something to eat I gathered all Marley's things together and they were all on their way home. Jaz didn't know what to make of Marley leaving but she soon settled down again. I had a good clean up on the boat and Kev did a few jobs and as it was a glorious day with the sun shining and it was warm too so after lunch we had a walk with Jaz to the Malt Shovel pub in Shardlow, and there were plenty of people about. We managed to get a table outside the pub and sat in the sunshine with a pint. People were making the most of the fine weather and the other pub close by The new Inn was also full of people sitting in the sun enjoying food & drink. Jaz had come into her second season on Tuesday 13th so we had to keep an eye on other dogs, but it was fine as she wasn't really receptive at that time.
On Monday we packed our things into the car and after making sure everything was turned off on the boat we left and headed back home to Roos. So that is us for the next few months, we have quite a lot happening, with Kev's daughter getting married in April. We will probably get back to the boat for a weekend and Kev will go back on his own in the next week or so as he still has some painting he wants to try to get done weather permitting. As usual we have forgotten a few things so he will bring them home! We have had a good few months cruising and it was lovely meeting up with George & Carol on WB "Still Rockin", Sue & Vic on their new wide beam "No Problem XL" and Mags & Geoff on NB "Seyella"on the Thames. Although there was some sad news that Elaine (The Manly Ferry) lost her fight against cancer, and Paul her husband managed to give her a lovely send off.