|I think this is one of my favourite sunsets of the trip so far.|
We upped sticks at the more respectable time of 8.30am and made good time to HackGreen Locks. In the first a boat was coming up and Chris chatting to their crew found they were Americans from South Carolina enjoying the coolness of the English summer! When Chris told them Audlum was busy due to the historic transport festival their faces lit up and were a picture of joy.
It was at the second lock an even bigger surprise was in store for us. We had just locked down and were exiting the lock when Chris spotted a familiar boat coming towards us for the lock. It was Bloggers Mark and Corrine in NB Dee O Ghee. We pulled in to the lock landing, tied up and manage to chat briefly as they ascended the lock. It was lovely to meet them at last and we plan a good catch up later as they share the same mooring arm as us in the marina.
|Mark and Corrine with the real Dee O Ghee just behind Mark|
We were just outside Nantwich we came across this sunken boat. Tape indicate its presence is known and we wonder how long it had been there and how long will remain there
|It pains me to see boats like this. They were once someone's pride and joy.|
|Town Square looking great with the blooms and new epitaph|
|The town church bells were ringing out for a wedding.|
|Clewlows butchers, well worth the walk to visit.|
Its a good fifteen minutes walk back to the boat from there so we hailed a cab and saved the arms. Once everything was packed away we spent the rest of the afternoon we sat out in the cratch and watched the world go by. To our surprise a large heron landed opposite us on the offsite and proceeded to catch fish. He (I assume its a male?) caught 4 in a matter of 10 minutes. We were mesmerised watching him and amazed he could see anything in the muddy water of the cut
|Magnificent bird on the offside from us.|
|Our mooring tonight by Nantwich Aqueduct|
|Our short trip today|
Average speed:1.46 mph (2.31 lock/mph)