Well it seems that Jack Frost paid us another visit last night. There was no sign of it dropping as cold as it did when I was coming home from the Anchor at High Offley last night. The outside thermostat on the car was reading 6°C.
Below is a picture of the Anchor with it's beautiful gardens, in the summer. That's just to warm you up!
This is a lovely little pub and is well worth a visit. If your going by boat it is only about forty minutes to the north of Norbury (towards Market Drayton). Olive is the landlady and up until a couple of years ago she used to go down into the cellar to fill a jug straight from the barrel and then fill your glass on the bar. She now has a pump on the bar, but the 6X is still as good and the roaring fires make you feel at home immediately along with the settles and three legged tables on the quarry tiled floor. Friday and Saturday nights usually end up with an enjoyable music session, quite often led by Mal Edwards MBE.
Here's a bit about our Open Day.
30/10/2010 - Norbury Wharf Limited is opening it's doors to old and new friends and customers alike for our annual Open Day at Norbury Junction.So if you have got some spare time next Saturday, pop down and see us.
We will be open between 8.30am and 5.30pm and will be displaying all aspects of our work. So, if you are interested in having a paint job, new engine supplied and fitted, new cratch and cover or a dinette fitted then this is the day to visit us.
We will have a marquee on site housing a licensed bar which will be open from midday to 5pm.
A number of organisations and other associated businesses are joining us. These include: BC Boat Management, Shrewsbury and Newport Canals Trust, Aston Marina, T.R. Boathandling, Wilsons of Kinver, Gnosall fire brigade and Steve Foster crane hire.
Other attractions will include: full range of boats for sale, boat trips, historic boats, demonstrations (fender making and canal art), folk music, licensed tea room to sit and enjoy the boats passing by.
We had a pleasant day yesterday. Lee nearly finished the paintwork on 'Etta' and is just applying the final touches this morning. Paul has finished the first coat of varnish inside 'Ember' (try this link as the one I put on yesterday didn't work! www.norburyhire.co.uk/ember.htm) and Bernard ended up going to a breakdown in Wolverhampton. Unfortunately the throttle cable broke on one of the boats that we look after, but within an hour of the owners speaking to me on the telephone, Bernard had fixed it and on the way back to the yard.
We've got two dayboats out this morning, they departed at 9am this morning and headed north to the Wharf Tavern at Goldstone for lunch (another pub worth a visit for good food). View their website here www.wharfcaravanpark.co.uk.
Right, I'm going to start updating our website now, so check back this afternoon to see what's new!
Bye for now,