Shop front in the summer

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Happy Fathers Day

As much as I enjoy working here at Norbury, I must admit that one does look forward to a holiday. I'm off boating in the morning heading for the Northwich River Festival on the River Weaver in Northwich itself, so if any of you are at a lose end next weekend, please pop in to say hello.

The weather has been incredibly changeable here at Norbury today. I was quite hopeful when I got up this morning to take Annie out and the sun was shining, and it looked to be a nice day. Soon after we had seen the dayboats out the heavens decided to open and it has been pretty much the same all day, although the sun has shone a couple of occasions.

Although the weather hasn't been the best, we have seen a steady flow of boats pulling onto the wharf for the use of our facilities and to make the most of our services. Especially our super cheap diesel at the current price of just 71.9ppl. Coal sales have picked up again, we might even need to place another order!

It's been quiet in the shop today, so we have let Lorraine and Denise have an early day whilst Joyce, Ange and myself have plodded on.

Simon and Bernard docked a private boat this morning to complete some rudder repairs. Once that was complete they flooded the dock and docked another private boat which Bernard has pressure washed off whilst Simon has been repairing a water system on a boat that we have recently sold which must have fell subject to the freezing conditions that we experienced at the beginning of the year.

Despite the weather the dayboaters have all returned with smiles on their faces and are looking forward to their next experience on our wonderful canal network.

That's it from me for now. Over to Simon tomorrow - go easy on him as he has got to work a stint now without a day off!

Best regards,


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