Monday we left Nantwich and headed off for points north. We crossed the elegant cast iron aqueduct over the A534,
The plan was to go as far as Whartons Lock and have a day there. From here on the canal widens out as we were now on the broad Chester Canal,
At the top of Bunbury Locks we joined up with Honey Street, a time share heading in our direction so we had help down the staircase locks, Tilstone Lock,
On the way to the pub we passed this owl box, thoughtfully provided to encourage an increase in owl numbers, unfortunately,
Today we moved on to Chester and as once again I had mislaid the spare battery there are no pictures. It was a pleasant trip, although Chester Locks don't improve with keeping, hard graft they are. Moored next to Tescos and went to the Old Harkers Arms for lunch, a sign outside said NO children so it was up in my estimation already and then twelve, honestly, twelve real ales and I was in love. A steak and kidney pudding (Known in the navy as a babys head), a sticky toffee pudding and three pints of Titanic Stout later I had mellowed to an unbelievable degree. Tomorrow it's shopping, not my favourite pastime but Chester is so perfect for it that even an old curmudgeon like me won't complain, perhaps I can wangle lunch in The Albion.
Watch this space..........