Petroc was built by Darren Aldridge Boats. We are very pleased with her as she is light and airy and also comfortable to live on. This will be our eleventh year of cruising throughout the summer. (Of a 5 year plan!) Our house in Cornwall is let out via Owners Direct whilst we are cruising
Sunday, 22 July 2012
Sunday in Bugsworth Basin
A lazy day with visitors and sunshine again. We did awake to grey skies and a little rain but it cleared reasonably to give us our second good day in a row. I took the precaution of taking an umbrella to church but it was not needed. Church was early at 8.15 and there were 8 o0f us there. A friendly welcome and they took pleasure in showing us some of the interesting things about their church.
Bill & Hilary arrived a little later than expected (they became a little lost!) but still in time for coffee followed by lunch in the Navigation Inn. (Reasonable and in nice surroundings, but not the best lunch we have had). There are no amenities in the village of Buxworth here but they do have our two requisites for Sunday, a church and a pub.......Tescos and the small town of Whaley Bridge are a 10-15 minute walk away along the towpath. Unfortunately it is not easy to moor at Whaley Bridge at the moment.
Later the Fuel Boat Alton arrived. Thanks to John and Fi on Epiphany we knew they were on their way so had arranged to top up with fuel. They seemed to do a roaring trade whilst they were here as by now the basin was full of boats. The fuel was a reasonable price at 84p pre tax and declare our own split. This was the cheapest so far this year, previously we have paid 92 and 95 + tax.