Saturday, 18 April 2009

Canal, family, canal

We've managed to fit quite a lot of canal into today, in spite of spending plenty of time with my sister, her husband, and their five week old baby. Firstly, refusing to pay £12.95 for a hotel breakfast, we drove the few miles down to Grindley Brook, for look at the staircase locks followed by breakfast at the @29 Cafe. Then our route north took us longside a stretch of the Llangollen. After a lovely day with the family, which included a long walk with the dogs, we headed into Chester for a walk round part of the walls and a look at the river. Dinner was at The Shady Oak, next to the canal in the shadow of Beeston Castle. The food was excellent, and the location lovely in the evening sunshine. The day's only frustration: the camera has run out of power, and I don't have the charger with me.

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