We moored up at the Gurnett aqueduct for 2 days so we could revisit Ye Olde King’s Head pub that we had called at back in June. The landlord had given us a lift to another pub as he had no beer or food having literally just taken over the place 2 hours before we walked in. In the 3 months since we were last here he has done up the place so it now looks immaculate. He has just started doing food again as it took that long to sort out the kitchen.
We had a quick drink on the Monday to check out the situation but returned on the Tuesday for a meal. Good value simple no frills food was on offer and 3 good well kept real ales were available to wash it down.
Marcus, the landlord told us that the pub had been good a few years ago then went downhill under poor management before closing for 2 months. There is a lot of rebuilding of trade to do and we wish him well.
Sue retired early but Brian played the guitar for a select few after lock up and somehow managed not to get back to the boat until 1am. Marcus presented us with a commemorative beer class.
The next day the weather was kinder so we headed of on the day the world was supposed to end as predicted by some due to the CERN Big Bang experiment firing up for the first time to simulate the first billionth of a second after the universe began.
What better place to end it all than in Macclesfield
As all matter including light is pulled into a black hole we expected to see some temporal distortion in the direction of France. For a short time the canal went wobbly and it was very lucky to get 2 photos of the phenomenon in a billionth of a second. Fast film and reactions helped.
We survived but it had a funny affect on the windows of one boat.
At one house they had a helicopter in the garden just in case they needed a quick getaway.
We also had a passenger for a short time.