Tuesday, 21 September 2010

September Cruise - Day 5

A lovely sunny morning, which turned into a warm day.  We set off at 8.30, and soon had three lift bridges to work near Whitchurch, which was just as well as we had a lock-free day in prospect.  There was another lift bridge just before Prees Junction, where we turned right onto the embankment across the mosses nature reserve.  We stopped at a lovely mooring at Blake Mere, and had lunch at a picnic table overlooking the lake.  It was then just a short journey to Ellesmere, where we turned up the town arm, winded in the basin at the end, and slotted into a vacant space.  Ellesmere was busy with boats, and the junction is very attractive, overlooked by the former canal company headquarters.

We shopped and did a circular walk taking in the town centre, The Mere, and the canal.  On the way back to the boat, I stopped to talk to Jan and Dai, the bloggers from Jandai.  We set off again, stopping for water at the BW yard, before continuing until just beyond Frankton Junction where we moored for the night, and went for a walk around the junction.

17 miles, 0 locks.  (56 miles, 46 locks)

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