Monday, November 22, 2010

A Birthday Cruise

We were up early and Del opened all his cards and presents in bed with a cup of tea.... We decided to set off as the forecast is not good and it appears to be getting colder. Our biggest problem is that we need to empty our waste tank so we need to find a boatyard. We only got about a mile down the canal and spotted some more wood. Del hopped off at a bridge while Al held Derwent6 and we recovered it.

We then made our way to Rugeley passing the Power station and made a stop as we needed a big shop. Morrisons supermarket is right next to the bridge and you are able to wheel your trolley right next to the canal. We then set off again being aware of the short days and soon passed Armitage Shanks factory at Armitage. We then went through Handsacre and found a mooring just the other side in the middle of nowhere. Al had cooked a lovely three course birthday meal and baked Del a lovely birthday cake. We reminisced the night away to all the old albums we bought when we were kids. Del finished the night watching some of his Colditz DVD box set which was one of the presents Al had brought him for his special day..


Steve and Chris Spreyer said...

Hi Del & Al,

Happy Birthday Del. Chris and I both hope you had a super day! That cake looks really scrumcious! Bet there's not much left LOL

Ann/Kev said...

Happy birthday Del.
Enjoy your cake.
Ann & Kevxxxx

Del and Al said...

Hi all Thank You !!! The cake got finished off today while cruising with a hot toddy on the stern.