Progress with footpaths and roads

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Well — what an excellent week we have had with the weather. Everyone is now smiling on site and real progress is being made with the footpaths, road and most importantly the ground source heat pump coils. On Friday the Scottish Power electricity poles arrived for our incoming supply and I actually started to jump up and down on the spot with excitement (sad, but true!) Getting electricity to site has been one of the longest running saga's in the whole of our marina's development and it's not down to the people we have dealt with at SP being awkward in any way — quite the contrary in fact — it's simply that there seem to be an awful lot of processes you have to go through.

When the electric is all in and the bollards go live for the first time I definitely feel there is good justification for cracking open a bottle to celebrate!!

On a lighter note I had a phone message this morning from a friend in Audlem. It simply said "Do you want to go flying today?" Quick as a flash I called back and before I knew it I was helping to push a small airplane out of it's hanger and onto it's runway (a field just further down Coole Lane). Having had such a kind offer I didn't feel able to warn the pilot that I'm actually quite scared of flying so I climbed in, gritted my teeth and clung on to my digital camera. My knuckles may have been white by the time we left the ground but once airborne what an amazing experience!! We flew over the marina a few times and it looked fantastic. I even had a go at flying the plane (sort of) and needless to say, despite my initial concens that I was going to die we even landed safely (albeit with my eyes closed!!) Thanks Geoff — it was a fantastic expereince and one which I'll never forget!

Further reading

A Cheese scone at Cafe at Bridge 80
Janet: Thu 18 May

Alison is delighted to announce that from Saturday 20th May Overwater's Cafe at Bridge 80 will now be open from 9.30am to 4pm every day during the summer. Why not pop in for a leisurely Overwater Breakfast with a nice fresh coffee or try one of her delicious specials for lunch or maybe an afternoon tea and freshly baked...

A delicious meal
Janet: Thu 11 May

Today we welcome Alison who is taking over the tenancy and management of Cafe at Bridge 80. Alison is a fantastic cook who has many years of experince in the restaurant trade and is keen to bring lots of delicious new ideas to our lovely canal side...

Tractor Rally
Janet: Thu 11 May

Look out on Sunday for a cavalcade of vintage tractors which will be trundling down the Marina drive and along the farm track and over Bridge 80 on their annual trip...

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A Cheese scone at Cafe at Bridge 80
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