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Archive for January 6th, 2015

Boat Blog: The Odyssey 2014 – day 41

Posted by indigodream on 6 January, 2015

Rewind to Saturday 13th September

Middlewich Branch to King’s Lock Chandlers

Beddy cuddles - only Ollie and Archie get onto the bed - Henry's quite happy in the back cabin...

Beddy cuddles – only Ollie and Archie get onto the bed – Henry’s quite happy in the back cabin…

This had to be the shortest cruise ever!

We left our moorings late-morning and dropped down the one lock to Kings Lock boatyard, having watched a succession of early morning boats coming up into the branch. It was quiet by the time we got down – a big advantage as we needed to turn round and manoeuvre into a brested mooring at the boatyard. After consulting with the staff, we moored 3 boats out just under the Kings Lock. We were subject to the vagaries of the flow from the lock, but Indigo Dream wouldn’t be there for long – the yard would be moving her round in order to get the work done.

Richard went off to get the car while I packed the last bits and pieces. He was able to bring the car into the yard’s car park, making it very convenient for loading. We were soon packed and ready to load the hounds – they were only to pleased to get in the car – they were worn out after their busy holiday.

The hounds enjoyed the long car ride home - they finally got some proper snoozing time :-)

The hounds enjoyed the long car ride home – they finally got some proper snoozing time 🙂

By early afternoon we were ready for the long drive home. It had been a great fortnight’s cruising but the next few weekends would be spent at home. While Indigo Dream was in for some essential maintenance, Ollie would need some attention too. After much discussion with the vet over the last 18 months or so, we finally decided to have Ollie’s badly infected canine tooth removed. As well as being stinky, it was starting to affect his general health. However it is a big operation with potential complications, so he’d need some down-time to recover.

Note: Ollie’s operation went really well and he’s so much better in himself that I regret not having the tooth removed a year ago. Better late than never – getting rid of a source of pain/infection seems to have given the old boy a new lease of life 🙂

The trouble with beddy cuddes is that Ollie and Archie sometimes miss the essentail ingredient - leaving room for a human who can administer the cuddles!

The trouble with beddy cuddes is that Ollie and Archie sometimes miss the essentail ingredient – leaving room for a human who can administer the cuddles!

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