It was another long day ahead today as we wanted to make some progress, so we left Melling at 8.00am.
We said our goodbyes and pressed on through Downholland Cross and Haskayne where we went through the cutting to Halsall.
This looked inviting when we passed it on the way to Liverpool and when we turned in we could see a lovely tearooms and small chandlery in the main office. This is a family run marina and everyone was involved. It was packed with customers and the food looked great..
We liked it here but wanted to get on a bit further as the sun had come out, so went past the Rufford arm and stopped at Parbold.
It was a lovely inviting pub with Navy memorabilia on the walls, and it turned out that Mark had done a tournament with this guy on the same day back in 1987..
So the drinks started flowing. We had arranged to meet Chris at the Windmill so walked up there later in the afternoon.