Monday, 17 August 2009

Weekend in Wrea Green

Saturday/Sunday 15/16th August
More visiting on Saturday, but this time we were going away. The mooring seemed a safe enough place to leave Petroc, indeed John & Fiona Slee had left Epiphany here for a few days, so we decided it was OK. The mooring restrictions were 7 days so we were OK there also.
Destination was Wrea Green and Mike and Ros Cockrill. They also had friends John & Rosi Lillis from Cornwall staying so it was a good reunion.
We were collected about 11 on Sat morning and returned a little later on Monday. In between time we all managed to have a great time. Saturday night we went out to a Greek Restaurant in Lytham St Annes and enjoyed a Meze.
Sunday we joined Ros & Mike in Wrea Green Church. The afternoon we went walking on the sands at St Annes where the wind was blowing extremely well and we never did reach the sea as the tide was out. In this part of the world "out" means way way off!
Where is the sea?
St Anne's Pier

Very exhilarating in the wind
We took the long route home as they wanted to show us the golden mile. We passed Blackpool Pleasure Beach which is where, on a previous visit a few years ago, Mike, Geoff & I paid a visit. Since I cracked several ribs whilst riding on the Mighty Mouse on that occasion I had no desire for a return visit!
Later we BBQ'd, at least the food was cooked out on the BBQ but sadly it was not warm enough to eat out....after all it is only August! A minor (sic) hiccup occurred when the gas ran out on the BBQ but luckily they also had one of the old fashioned variety with real charcoal so all was not lost.
A great weekend but now it is back to a little cruising. We have been in Lancaster 6 days and plan to move north tomorrow......there are only 12 miles to go to the end of the canal but several interesting sounding places to stop en route

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