|One of several lift bridges in the Whitchuch area|
|John's wife steers nb William through the bridge we just past through.|
At Prees Junction we resisted the urge to turn left into the arm today, perhaps on our return as we will have some time to hand.
|The most photographed house at the junction, instantly recognisable|
|Much more traffic after Press, Boat after boat headed towards us.|
|Andy never told me Fernwoods were diversifying.|
After that the rest of the day was bliss in the warm sunshine. We passed Cole Mere and Blake Mere with more of those fantastic views that the LLangollen serves up along its path.
|Could sit there all day when I get the chance|
Later we took the short walk on to the Ellesmere arm and the new Tesco for a shop. As expected late in the day, no empty moorings were available in the arm but if one can find a spot here this is a great place to stop.
|Ellesmere junction seen from the arm|
|The arm seen from the bridge at its entrance|
|AmyJo's mooring outside the marina|
|The White Hart. Landlord keeps an excellent Shroppy Gold ale|
|Our musicians for the night|
|This guy played the violin like a professional, fantastic!|
Tomorrow we head on up stream now in new waters for AmyJo. Will we reach the aqueducts? Can't wait to cross the Pontcysyllte aqueduct. again.
If you have a bit of spare time, we can recommend a diversion down the Monty. You have to book the day before and can only go down at lunchtime, but it's well worth it -- it's very pretty, very quiet, and the Navigation Inn at Maesbury Marsh does fantastic food. We had just one night on the Monty, so must have got to Maesbury Marsh in an afternoon. Well worth it if you have the time.
Most grateful for the info. We're booked to go up the Mont on Saturday so will definitely take a meal in the Navigation inn whilst we're up there.
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