Friday, 8 May 2009

Back on the Cut

0 Locks, 1 Mile. Now moored at Great Haywood Junction.
The time had come to leave the marina and get back onto the cut. We had got our Mikuni heater back from its annual overhaul and re-installed it not without a few problems. One of the connections wouldn’t seal and kept leaking so I managed to obtain a short length of suitable hose and with boiling hot water and brute force managed to force it onto the slightly larger pipe work. After several false starts I finally got the unit up and running faultlessly.

Our apartment was on the left of the canal and the restaurant was on the right.

Getting back to our holiday in Majorca, the Monday and Tuesday was spent checking out the town and beach. While walking around we spotted a bright orange coach with the name emblazoned along the side. We had seen their office near our apartment so we sought them out to see what they had to offer. The young man behind the counter originated from Leeds so we had no problem on the language score. He offered their best tour which was due to run on the Wednesday which took 10 hours and involved a coach,boat,tram and train. This sounded just the thing to see Majorca as it should be seen not just the hotel resort. We booked this smartly but he did advise us to get a picnic hamper from the hotel as they don’t provide food, only the opportunity to purchase something en route.

One form of transport to the beach.

Looking back at the Bellevue complex from the middle of the lagoon.

Grass umbrella's and sun beds on Alcudia Beach, Majorca.

Back at the hotel we ordered our hampers for Wednesday morning and looked forward to an interesting day out.

1610 locks, 3436 ½ miles, 59 Tunnels, 45 swing bridges and 39 lift bridges since Nov 2006

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