A lazy Bank Holiday weekend whilst we stayed at our peaceful mooring near Waverton. We walked back into the old part of the village where the church is surrounded by farms and took the photos. The newer part of village is accessible from Egg Bridge, but doesn’t have much to recommend itself apart from a small parade of shops, the only pub, The Black Dog is out of the village on the main A41. Despite the pubs name, dogs were not allowed inside, so we had a draughty glass of cider in the garden, the weather being bright but with a cold northerly wind.
Whilst walking Duggie I found this huge oval shaped field, which looked as if it could have been a wartime airfield, in fact, a large container at one side of the field, bore a sign, saying it was the site of the Clwyd Helicopter Club. This turned out to be model, radio controlled helicopters, which when the wind dropped on Monday several enthusiasts to start flying their models. For twenty years or more, I used to make, fly, crash, rebuild, fly again and crash again, fixed wing model aircraft, until in my’ Born Again’ time, fifteen years ago, scuba diving and motor biking took hold of me. To satisfy my curiosity I wandered over to the field to a virtuoso performance, with a display of inverted, backwards, loop the loop, and many other manoeuvres. In my time model helicopters were only just starting to be flown and even the experienced pilots could usually just about mange to takeoff, hover and crash, but onboard computers and gyros have made it look easy, but in fact it has just made to doable.
When I returned to SKYY Judy and her dog Cressy from N.B. Angonoka was talking to Jacquie, well Judy was; Cressy and Duggie were starting on what would turn out to be an intense love affair. Cressy is one month older than Duggie and the same overall grey colour, but considerably bigger, a cross between a Whippet and a Bedlington terrier with a Mohican haircut. It was rough love and the wrestling only stopped when they were pulled apart and carried back to their respective boats. Judy and husband Don, like ourselves were waiting to move into the nearby Tattenhall Marina as we both needed to hire cars to travel south, but their company and the developing relationship between Duggie and Cressy made it a very enjoyable time.