The weeks are flying by... It will soon be Christmas.
This time next week we will be closing our doors until Saturday 27th December. It's the first time that we have closed for five days over Christmas, but we have decided that this year we will enjoy a well earned rest. Our Christmas and New Year opening hours can be found on our website here www.norburywharfltd.co.uk.
We usually have a boom in boat sales early in the New Year, but these last few weeks have seen us virtually wiped out of stock. We currently only have five boats For Sale; all of which can be viewed on our website here http://norburywharfltd.co.uk/boats-for-sale/, so if you have got a boat please contact us as we urgently need more stock!
We have got a couple of hire boats out at the moment - it's lovely and cosy on them at this time of the year with the gas fired central heating ticking over and the solid fuel stove roaring away in the saloon.
Jack Frost has been around on a few mornings this week, which subsequently meant that we had a bit of cat ice down the arm yesterday morning. Although saying that we haven't seen any serious drop in temperature to make the main line of the canal to freeze - although saying that, the Shropshire Union is one of the last canals to freeze as it has a steady flow of water from Barnhurst Sewage Treatment Works in Wolverhampton to the south to Ellesmere Port in the North. This makes for some interesting steering up the flights of locks at Audlem, Adderley and Tyrley! I hope that we don't have a winter like 2010 where we were breaking a foot (and more) of ice just to get the boats in and out of the docks.
Lee has finished giving Pandora her make-over in our company colours and Trevor has sign written her. Here she is on the dry dock following pressure washing and her first coat of blacking applied.
She will be available to hire from February - full details are available here http://www.norburywharfltd.co.uk/narrow-boat-hire/.
Until next time...
Best regards, David.