Thursday, 17 April 2014

Audlem to Nantwich

After a wander back to Audlem and the Old Mill to view the canal scene art exhibition we decided it was time to leave our wonderful view and head off to Nantwich, it was an easy run and wonderfully warm and sunny with only two locks to do. At the first lock as LJ was on her way down a guy on his own moored on the lock landing and said for me to go onto the next lock and he would finish off there, very kind I thought so on leaving the second lock, as there was nothing coming the other way I open the paddles to fill it again for him before setting off on our way again. We approached the first visitor moorings in Nantwich and decided to moor up and check the others closer to town, good job we did as the all the others were full. Shortly after the boat after us at the locks passed and shouted out that he was grateful for us filling the last lock for him. 

At the first lock (with the helpful guy approaching)

First visitor moorings in Nantwich
The next day we moved off onto the Aqueduct visitor moorings and headed off to town.

Nantwich is a small town but again lots of history, on the road from the canal to town (Welsh Row) there are 96 Grade II listed properties on it alone. 

We popped into Aldi here and topped up the cupboards, with a few bits for Easter from Morrisons this morning before we head off tomorrow. 

This lovely building is a book shop/cafe on the main square
Last night we headed off to have a curry, which was really good, we went to the one right next to the station and had their five course meal for £9.95 each. Nantwich Marina is just along the canal so this morning we popped into the chandlers and managed to get an air filter, which we have had problems getting. 

7 miles and 2 locks

Total 82.7 miles and 75 locks

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