... until later
Easter Cruise day 3, 3rd April 2013, Hopwas
As per the schedule we ate at the Tame Otter pub. The Red Lion had been recommended, but there was hardly anyone in there whereas the Tame Otter was heaving. Next time we'll have to try the Red Lion.
On leaving the pub to walk back to the boat I heard the distinctive sound of a single cylinder semi-diesel engine working hard. Everywhere was still and quiet - apart from this - and it took some time before, at last, the boat powered by the engine came into view. The Bolinder - what else could it be? - had slowed to an irregular beat to pass the moored boats.
The boat was FMC Greyhound, built, according to Roger Fuller's historic boats website, in 1926 by Yarwoods.
Turn left for Middlewich - So we left our mooring at Bate's Mill and Al walked up to the already empty lock. We went in with anticipation as everyone had warned us of the swirl you g...
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