Julia turned up at around 11.30am and brought the cushions which fitted lovely. We still have some snagging to be done by the lads, but that will now probably wait till the end of May.
We still haven't got our flyscreens made yet, but that is work in progress.
When Julia left we were going to move on, but the wind was so strong and we had to go on the river, so decided to stay put for the day. We thought we would go for a walk around Shardlow and walk down to Cavendish bridge and while we were at it get some more provisions. Just as we were leaving Pip & Roger from nb-windsong turned up, together with their son and his girlfriend, as they were visiting a marina in the area. Their boat is now looking like being finished for the beginning of June, boatbuilders pending! It was great to see you guys again and not long now!
We left soon after they had gone and walked to The Navigation, one of the seven pubs in the area. We were looking for some entertainment, being Friday night, but none there tonight, so we walked down towards Cavendish bridge.
We spotted Shardlow marina and it also had a club house so thought we might as well check this out. We asked at the the bar and sure enough they had a singer on tonight, so as it is a short walk from Derwent6 that could be our best bet.
Our original plan was to travel down to Cavendish Bridge with Derwent6 and Blimey! we were glad we didn't take it down the River Trent to The Crown Inn pub. Not only was it flowing very fast, but there was no where to moor up, it just pays to have a little look around first.
We then walked past the church and into the village, it's a two mile walk to get to the post office, which is also a small stores. It seemed like a small shack in the middle of nowhere but it had everything we wanted. We checked out another two pubs and no entertainment so the marina it will have to be.
Another handy thing to know is it's only a 30 minute bus ride to East Midland Airport if you ever need it.
We then walked back shopping in hand to Derwent6 and had some lunch and chilled for a bit.
After a shower it was off out to the club at the marina.
They had Chris Roger singing and we all had a great night. To prove it the night ended with Al sitting on the towpath singing"by the light of the silvery moon" and she wasn't very well....