It was chilly and cloudy this morning when we left Audlem for our journey to Hurleston Junction and onto the Llangollen Canal, but the sun soon broke through the cloud and it began to warm up nicely. This will be new cruising waters for us, for although we have visited various places on the canal by car, we have never cruised it. The countryside flattened out after Audlem onto the Cheshire plain.
A slow cruise through Nantwich due to what seemed like miles of moored boats, and we were soon at Hurleston Junction, and our turning onto the Llangollen.
We are now moored a little way along the Llangollen between Bridges 3 and 4. After lunch Karen and I decided to take the footpath across the fields to Snugbury’s Ice Cream Shop – marked as a 10 minute walk! It took us half an hour to get there and 20 minutes to get back because we found a slightly quicker way – whoever timed it as 10 minutes must have been on a quad bike! But we did reward ourselves with a delicious home-made ice-cream and each bought a tub for the freezer.
8.5 miles and 6 locks