Ellesmere

We have moored on the Ellesmere arm for 72hrs so we could have a look around. Ellesmere is an 18th century market town with narrow winding streets, tall red brick houses, and terraces of old cottages. It takes it’s name from the large mere beside it. We had a good look around the town and also the small market that was going on. Tesco has a store at the end of the arm, so very convenient for supplies (a bit too convenient as tempted to visit too often!)

On the Ellesmere arm

On the Ellesmere arm

The end of the arm (Tesco around to the left of this picture)

The end of the arm (Tesco around to the left of this picture)

An old wharf building

An old wharf building

Entrance to the arm. The Llangollen canal bears to the right in this picture

Entrance to the arm. The Llangollen canal bears to the right in this picture

Some strange triffidy thing!!

Some strange triffidy thing!!

Today saw the arrival of the fuel boat NBMountbatten onto the arm. We decided to fill up with them as they were cheaper than the boatyards; we also needed engine oil as used the last we had changing the gearbox oil.,and Charlie doesn’t like to be without spares.

Mountbatten built in 1959 with an Armstrong Siddely engine

Mountbatten built in 1959 with an Armstrong Siddely engine

Mountbatten moored alongside Breakaway

Mountbatten moored alongside Breakaway

Today was a day of cleaning (always cleaning!!). Charlie polished one side of Breakaway whilst I did the inside. Just need to turn round now and do the other side! It is now 16.30 and we have finished for the day. Only someone is still working………

View from boat today; hay baling

View from boat today; hay baling

still busy

still busy

We will be on the move again tomorrow, but not sure yet where we will be stopping

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