Friday, 3 August 2012

Short and Sweet

We had a very nice evening aboard nb ‘Sanity Again’ with Sheila and Bruce.  We supped and chatted well into the evening and left just after midnight for the 100 yards back to our own ‘home’.  Thank you to you both for a very relaxing evening.

This morning dawned bright and warm (and continued to defy the poor weather forecast all day).  Bruce and Sheila headed off just before us.


See you later ‘Sanity Again’.

Our journey was a very short one today – only just enough time to charge our batteries and run a load of washing!, the destination being Wheaton Aston where we plan to meet up with friends this week end.


The short but sweet journey today took us through wooded glades and under splendid bridges.  This beautiful bridge  (no. 10) with its’ fancy balustrades carries the carriageway to Chillington Hall.


A wooded cutting and another fancy bridge. 


Our approach to Brewood presents this, quintessentially English, view of the village.  


This terrific hull has always been on dry land whenever we’ve passed Stretton Wharf before, making it difficult to take a good photo.  Now it’s in the water it looks stunning – we hope it’s destined for a fit out and that we’ll  see it being used on the system one day.

Further along we met up with Paul and Lynne on nb ‘Piston Broke’ who were moored up at the time.  A catch up chat was had for 10 minutes before we moved on. Nice to see you guys!

We moored up at Wheaton Aston about mid day.  Initially the moorings below bridge 19 looked busy but as we got closer there were quite a few spaces left.  However, it filled up quite fast after we’d moored up and there was no space left when nb ‘Caxton’ (Manley Ferry) arrived.  We’ve followed their blog for a long time but had never met up with them before.


Bombo, Liam, Elaine and Paul, on nb Caxton (the Manly Ferry)

After coming along side Chance for a chat and to meet the dogs Bombo and Sam, they continued to the services wharf where we walked up to meet them and spent most of the afternoon chatting to them. Finally they left around 5pm hoping to find a mooring before Brewood.  Great to meet you at last guys, hopefully we can have a drink together next time!

We are going to The Hartley Arms tonight for a meal with Pat and Arthur from nb Amethyst, our friends who live in the village.

1 comment:

  1. Good to meet you guys at last, we got a good mooring right in the centre of Brewood next to the Bridge Inn