We set off at 8.00am this morning and it didn't start too well. We got the news that Del's Uncle John had died at 10.30pm last night. Uncle John was just one of those Uncle's you looked up to. When Del was young, John made all the model airfix kits, and then would give them to you, fully painted, and with the men inside them. He would take you out on day trips to London or Dreamland in Margate. He was just always around when you needed him. He will be sadly missed and is the last of that Heasman generation. RIP Big John.
We carried on our cruise through Maghull where there are another three swing bridges. These went ok as we alternated them, we just hit an old scooter which had been thrown in on the bridge moorings.
Del flew his glider in the field next to where we were moored and then we walked up the pub to grab something to eat. It was so warm we had a a pint as well. It was a lovely little walk through a farmyard.