Sunday, 14 August 2011

Take it All Back

That obscure meeting point with Lynne and Paul turned out to be Coole Pilate Leisure Area where The Shropshire UnLynn and Paul 013 (800x600)ion Canal Cruising Club has provided lots of picnic tables and barbecue stands.  I suspect that this is where members of the club meet for an annual gathering - what a lovely mooring site! Lynn and Paul 002 (800x600)Needless to say it’s very popular with boaters.

We’ve spent a lovely couple of days with Lynne and Paul. We took the ‘pack’ of dogs for walks and, despite there being no provision for the larger dog at stiles, Crystal was not deterred.

It so frustrates me when we come across situations like this.  Why can’t there be a simple dog flap?  It’s easy for us to lift over little dogs like Maisie and Lynn and Paul 001 (800x600)Maggie but for poor old Crystal (all 7 stone of her!) it’s really difficult.  Paul didn’t find it too easy either!

What this says to me is that the farmer doesn’t really want us there at all and is definitely not going to encourage walkers across his fields!  They just do enough to abide with the rules and then apparently get some sort of payment.

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During the day, John & I cycled back to Audlem along the country lanes and then, in the evening, we had a barbecue together.

How lucky are we?

The sunset was fabulous.

1 comment:

  1. It's the Shropshire Union Canal Society, and they've provided moorings at lost of places on the whole Shroppie network, which includes the Middlewich Branch, the Llangollen, and the Monty. There's a very useful leaflet you can pick up or download from the website which lists them all.