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Monday, August 08, 2011

Wheaton Aston

Wheaton Aston

Autumn has arrived early, well by the weather this morning you would think so. A later start this morning, 7:00am, with a short run to Wheaton Aston, where we topped up with water, emptied toilet cassette and dumped rubbish. Then onto Turner’s to top up with diesel, then reversed back through the bridge ‘ole to moor up and await some visitors this afternoon.

Our visitors Greg and Marika arrived safely. I first met them when I taught them how to rock climb. They live in Australia, but the spent some years living in the UK, and Greg worked at the same place as me, which is how we met. We did see them before during another visit whilst Hadar was being built. They are over at the moment on an extended tour of Europe, and are finishing off by visiting the UK and all their friends they made whilst living here. Before lunch we showed them around Hadar, which they found fascinating. We had lunch together at the Hartley Arms, which was excellent value for money, along with a nice pint of Banks’s. After lunch we walked to Wheaton Aston lock and we explained how it worked as boats passed through. We hope they have a great time meeting up with our friends from the Ipswich Mountaineering Club where they are now heading for.

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It was a great to see them again.  We hope they enjoy the remainder of their trip and have a safe journey home.

Keith.

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