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Friday, February 03, 2012

Wintery Weather

Well Winter has finally arrived over our last couple of runs and trade has certainly picked up, which is good news for us! Alton has been doing quite a bit of ice breaking and Bill & Ginney on Wilver captured a few good photos's showing "before, during & after" which they have posted on their blog http://moblog.net/view/962720/the-show-must-go-on?ac=1 .

The ice has generally only been an inch or two thick at most so hasn't really given us as much trouble as the last 2 years (so far!) and in fact it's been quite good to have some real fresh winter weather instead of rain.

Alton Serving Green King at Lyme Green


Ice at Dawn

Near Disley


Alton Tied up at Bugsworth Basin


Serving Woton Near Danes Moss

Finally here's a little clip of Alton icebreaking on the Macc.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Wow what a Weekend!

Alton Running Light on our Return

Just a quick update. It's been a manic 4 days for us on our last 4 day run on the Macc & Peak Forest Canals. Everyone had obviously been listening to the weather forecasts so after such a mild winter on the whole it was just great for us to be so busy again. We stopped at Bugsworth late on Sunday eve & had a pleasant catch up with George & Irene Boyle at the Dog & Partridge then back at the Navvy at Bugsworth.
Whilst the Weather has been cold, we have still had some beautiful days & we've really enjoyed the boating as well as all the usual banter with customers. We've broken ice most of the way back down the Macc today & have sold out of diesel & most brands of solid fuels. So tonight Brian has been back out in the van delivering more supplies to customers. Bring on the Winter :-)