Gt Budworth nr Northwich

July 16th-18th 2021.

We had arranged to spend this weekend with Alison and Peter on this site which is a meet organised by N Cheshire Camping and Caravanning Club District Association at a cost of £11 a night. These meets organised by district associations are open to members of other associations and take place across the country.Unfortunately Alison was ill and so we didn’t get to meet up and swap news, gossip etc.

View over Budworth Mere.

En route to the site we stopped at a nearby village Marston at a centre for calor gas and other fuels where we filled our tank with LPG, 11 litres at 68p a litre. We also visited the nearby Anderton Boat lift which was built in 1875 to lift narrow boats 50ft vertically from the River Weaver to join the Trent and Mersey canal. The only other such device in the UK is the Falkirk Wheel which we visited a few years ago.

Narrow Boats leaving the lift.

It has been one of those trips! Firstly the disappointment of not seeing friends, then Friday evening the waste water system decided to go haywire, firstly not letting the water run away and then letting it run away into the cupboard under the sink, thankfully after after some puffing and panting and wedging myself in the cupboard it was fixed. Then on Saturday the winding system on the wind out awning disintegrated, 20 year old plastic, the only problem was that it wouldn’t wind back in again. So in full sunshine at approx 25 degrees we spent three hours dismantling it and removing it from the side of Homer, this meant balancing on top of the steps with a wooden box on top, full stretch trying to undo bolts that hadn’t moved for 20 years. It is now in pieces inside Homer on the floor, If it can’t be repaired a new one is £520.

In between these activities we spent the rest of the weekend relaxing and reading and taking short walks with Layla.

It had been our intention to go on and stay at a different place for Sunday evening but with the awning inside Homer it would have been impossible to make up the bed and so sadly we decided to head homewards making a stopover in Northwich for an hour.

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