Friday, 8 June 2007

Haigh Park Bridge, Leeds and Liverpool Canal

A 6am start today to get through the locks on the Wigan Flight. It was nice and easy as we breeched the 2 boats together and either Julia or David drove them while Ed went on on his bicycle setting the locks and Julia or David and I did the rest of the locking. We did all 21 locks in 3 1/2 hours, meeting 4 boats coming down.

A phone call from BW about the mooring back in Birmingham. Still not resolved but not as bad as it could have been. We may have to go back to Birmingham for a meeting with all interested parties. That should be interesting as certain other parties have not spoken to us at all yet.

Also a telephone call from Caroline (our daughter) in Sydney. She has been offered a job back in Birmingham next April so she and fiancee Curtis will be back home next spring. Though we will probably see just as much of her when she is back in the UK as we did while she was in Australia!

The irises on this card were stamped onto thick white watercolour paper and embossed with black powder and then painted with watercolour paints.

The picture was then mounted onto yellow and blue card before finally being mounted onto a yellow card.

I forgot to mention that while we were having a pumpout on Wednesday another boat joined us and the couple on board bought 5 cards.

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