It was a lovely surprise on Tuesday 1st June to see SKYY with her beautiful roof display of pansies and herbs cruising into Tattenhall, it was really good to be able to spend some time getting to know Jacquie and Mac and I was quite sorry to see them continue on their way a week later.
I've been following their current journey with interest as we have still not yet attempted 'rivers' but the Weaver and SKYY's experiences do sound inviting - we'll get there yet!! Certainly hope to meet up with them and Duggie again in the not too distant future.
... and a not altogether welcome visitor at 8am in the morning - she hopped up onto the gunwale whilst I was getting my breakfast and stuck her head through the open galley window, she stayed still long enough for me to grab my camera and take the picture - cheeky mare!
Ross Barlow preparing to set off to the Tom Rolt Centenary Celebrations taking place at Tower Wharf today (Saturday 27th June 2010)
in the meantime ..... not sure what he's doing - he set up this ariel type structure, fiddled about on what I presumed was his computer set up on the BBQ stand, raised the post and lowered it again, rested on the haystack seat for a while, dismantled it, packed everything away and left!
Everyone now on board - some in fancy dress, Ross Barlow leaves the marina
(I can't zoom in with my phone camera - my coolpix battery had run down!)
whoops, an escaped balloon!
the pied wagtails are a delight to watch but very difficult to photograph when they are swooping up agains the sides of RnR to catch insects in the evenings, but last night (29 June) 3 of them were sitting on the pontoon for long enough to snap them.