We left home at 7 this morning, heading indirectly for Cheshire. Actually, our final destination was past Chester just into Wales. But first stop was Foxton for a boat test, which included an all too brief spell at the helm up to Debdale Wharf, in lovely sunshine. We walked back to Foxton for lunch at Bridge 61, then an ice cream at the top of the locks. The whole place was swarming with people as usual. In the afternoon we were back in the car, driving further up the M1 and cross country towards Chester. En route, thanks to avoiding an accident on our intended route, we crossed the Caldon Canal at Froghall, and the Trent and Mersey at Stoke. Then it was over the Llangollen at Hurleston and the Shroppie at Barbridge.