Saturday, 18 October 2008

No more alarms please!

8 locks, 3½ miles, Now moored at Christleton

The green in the centre of Cristleton

This morning we breathed a sigh of relief over the quietness of the night. The previous night a house alarm across the road went all night. During the day it was quiet and then the alarm went again at 8pm and we thought we were in for another sleepless night, but phew it only went for about an hour before stopping. The amazing thing was that the blue alarm light had been flashing for over two days and nothing appeared to be done about it. After checking the Internet re noise nuisance in the Chester area we found that the complaint is to be laid between 9am and 5pm at the Council offices. Yeah right.

A quick reverse to fill up with water while Derek had a quick shower and then we were up the Northgate Staircase Locks and moored up to top up the pantry at Tesco. Brent wandered into town to take a few photos with his new Canon camera that he bought yesterday. Fantastic service from the photo shop in Frodsham Street who were very helpful and supplied the forms to apply for a VAT refund when leaving the UK.

One of the old buildings opposite the green

Washing done while we were negotiating the staircase I now put on the drier while we travelled up the next 5 locks to Christleton. By the time we moored up the laundry was all dry, great.

We went to the Cheshire Cat for an afternoon drink and spent a pleasant hour with Maggie and Kenny from Nb Kiwi Dragon and had a lovely meal courtesy of Brent. We may see these two again in Nantwich next week.

Interesting weather vane on one of the old lock cottages(nb the narrowboat)

1501 locks, 3156 miles, 51 Tunnels, 42 swing bridges and 39 lift bridges since Nov 2006

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