Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Will this rotten wind ever stop?

Very fond of Nantwich.

Lots of old buildings and independent shops, not to mention the hostelries.
But today we pulled pins and moved on.

When heading north you depart over Telford's aqueduct and you are soon on the wide waters of the Chester Canal. Built to link Chester and Nantwich it is built to barge dimensions.
Two miles further on you come to the waterways equivalent of Spaghetti Junction,

At Hurleston Junction the Welsh Canal heads off towards Llangollen and shortly afterwards, at Barbridge,

the Middlewich arm branches off towards the mighty Trent and Mersey Canal. We'll be heading down there in a week or two, but for now Chester beckons.
By the time we made it to Bunbury locks the wind had risen to gale force and the rain was coming down stair rods and I somehow lost interest in the camera. However we pushed on as far as Beeston and tied up in the shadow of the castle. Fortified by a mug of coffee, well laced with rum, we settled down to wait out the weather. Could be a day or two.

Watch this space.......

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