It was to be a lock-free day yesterday, with just a few lift bridges to contend with, most of which were left open. We were second to last in a 6 boat convoy, until the Canal Time boat behind us stopped, which made us last. At one lift bridge there were 2 cars and a van waiting to cross, so when we were through Rog let me off to close the bridge – no idea how long they had been there, and they weren’t happy – still, not our fault if someone else left the bridge open!
Most of the way we had wide open countryside, no roads or railways, and just birdsong for company. At Prees Junction we passed Fenn’s, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses Nature Reserve. Approaching Ellesmere we passed 2 of it’s seven Meres. We are now moored in the arm which leads to the town centre, and it’s nearby Tesco – which we took advantage of this morning.
11.2 miles and 0 locks