stone stepsEngine Start 50.8 Finish 55.1 -  4.3 hours
Distance 10.5 miles 2 Locks

Only a short (but fine) day today on the canals. We spent most of the morning exploring Nantwich and getting yet more provisions. It's a very pretty town and clearly very prosperous, lots of cafes, clothes shops, bakeries and at least one big supermarket, some way away from the canal however.

The picture is of a set of stone steps that used to be used by farmers wives getting off (or onto) the farm horses when they came into town. Jennifer is showing us how that is done.


Nantwich AquaductApart from Nantwich we only had one other short stop for farm eggs. We've now turned off onto the very quiet and very picuresque Middlewich branch of the Shropshire Union Canal. I can't think  what else we did with the day.....

Another BBQ out in the very windy and none too warm countryside. We all suck at Pictionary.