With Phil, Roger, Jodie, Stephanie and Felicity to Bunbury and the Shropshire Union Canal early – in fact too early for breakfast and the boats so Phil and I pulled into Tarporley and the Swan Hotel for a coffee and a “Bacon Butty”.
Back to Bunbury and AngloWelsh Narrowboats to sign the paperwork.
Received a runthrough about the specifics of the day boat and off we went – me at the tiller. The weather was overcast and a cool wind, but no forecast of rain.
Although able to get up to 6mph, the Narrow Boat Rosie sailed better at a walking pace (often passed by people with zimmer frames and 3-legged dogs). Some of the narrowboats had interesting names.
Cruised to Nantwich over the Nantwich Aqueduct that passes above Chester Road.
On the return journey stopped at the Old Barbridge Inn, right on the canal and to let the kids tire themselves out on the kiddy park outside.
A slow cruise back to base and the sun just started to come from behind the clouds. Drove back to Nantwich and the late afternoon sun shone brightly.