Saturday, 17 August 2013

The "Secret" Nuclear Bunker!

Rain was forecast and the day started windy, grey and much cooler. We set off mid-morning and cruised to Hack Green, where we moored up and walked the short distance to the "Secret" Nuclear Bunker. Top secret, as you will see!!!
Hack Green started life as a wartime radar base, then was used by Air Traffic Control before being converted into a "Secret" Government Administration Centre in 1980 at a cost of £32 million.
There was a lot of really dated electronic equipment that brought back memories and also reminded us how far the electronics revolution has come in the last thirty years. But we did find good advice on what to do in the event of a nuclear attack:
The bunker's resident seemed to be checking out the menu.
Alex tried out the sleeping arrangements.
And if you've ever wondered if it is important to tip the cafe staff, we found the answer!
Afer lunch in the "NAAFI", we went back to MM and cruised on up to Nantwich. R and Jamie walked into the town in search of maggots for bait and to get the usual "few bits". The forecast rain arrived while they were in Morrisons, so they were a bit damp by the time they got back!
Today: 5 miles, 2 locks and 4.6 hours.
Trip: 253 miles, 207 locks and 213.7 hours.

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