Monday, 20 August 2012

Magic Manchester

One thing we didn’t mention was that James went to the Egyptian Mummy Portraits exhibition at the John Rylands Library in Deansgate yesterday.  Well worth a visit if your into that sort of thing.

We had a great evening yesterday with dinner in an Italian restaurant and then on to some bars and clubs.


James enjoying a drink in Canal Street.

Today we left Manchester but not before having breakfast in Weatherspoons  - they do a vegetarian version for James.

A quick shop at Tesco metro in Market Street and Carluccios in Picadilly train station and we were back at the boat and away by 10:30.


Leaving Castlefield.


Oscar on duty during the journey!


Watersmeeting – where the Bridgewater Canal divides towards Wigan (right) or Preston Brook (left) where we want to go.

After a predominately wet trip today we arrived at our mooring site at 2 o’clock in Lymm (lucky to get a space again!) to meet back up with Chris and Lyn.  As soon as we tied up the rain stopped and the sun came out.  We were joined by a Steven, a friend who lives locally, who we haven’t seen for a year.  Chris and Lyn came on board for afternoon drinks and soon after that Mark and Corinne of ‘Narrow Boat Build’ blog came to see us.  They knew we would be in Lymm today and we were delighted to meet them again.  After introductions where necessary we all had a great couple of hours.  


Corinne, Lyn, James, Mark, Chris and Steven.  


Corinne, Lyn, James, Chris, Oscar, Doug and Mark.

Later in the evening we enjoyed a very good Chinese takeaway on board ‘Chance’ with Lyn and Chris.  Another great end to the day.

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