Thursday, 28 July 2011

On our way to Chester

We are enjoying fabulous weather so far on our trip to Chester!  On Wednesday (27th) we moored at Nantwich for lunch – the annual show was on today and the moorings were extremely busy.  We took a walk into the town which we’ve always enjoyed – superb architecture.


Alms houses in Nantwich.

We continued our journey, passing the junction to the Llangollen Canal and the Hurleston Flight of locks at the entrance.


We moored up for the evening just after bridge 104 at Calveley.  We spent a lovely evening (on the towpath for a change) enjoying the balmy temperature right up to 10 o’ clock with Ann and John (day 3 of their stay with us).



Thursday 28th July

We moved on towards Chester today.  The Bunbury staircase locks (where one lock passes straight into the next one) were shared with nb ‘Mylor’.  The Anglo Welsh hire fleet, based at Bunbury, still had 10 hire boats on the moorings -  they must be charging too much if they can’t hire them now in peak season!



‘Chance’ in Wharton’s lock with Beeston Castle in the background.


Ann and Oscar enjoying a rest on the front deck.

We’ve moored for the night at Christleton (just before we start our decent into Chester tomorrow) and took a walk into the village this afternoon -  and what a lovely Cheshire village it is.


The ring of bells pub in the centre of the village.



A couple of properties which we liked the look of!

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