Prees branch and junction

We had good news yesterday as all our parcels and post had arrived so we could finally depart from Ellesmere. We are now heading for Whitchurch (Lidl beckons). We left quite early this morning and decided to moor in the Prees branch as reasonably quiet and away from the busy main line. At Ellesmere we had been broadsided a few times by boaters getting too close in the windy conditions. Won’t be so agreeable when Breakaway has been repainted!!

Breakaway in the Press junction turn

Breakaway in the Press junction turn

After dinner (we have ours at lunchtime in case you were wondering), we walked to the end of the navigable section, then slightly beyond into the nature reserve. There is a marina at the end which seems very secluded, but does house some hire boats there.

There are 2 liftbridges along this section.

There are 2 liftbridges along this section.

The end of the Prees branch section. It should have gone to Prees and was originally 4 miles long, but it never reached there. Now only a mile remains.

The end of the Prees branch section. It should have gone to Prees and was originally 4 miles long, but it never reached there. Now only a mile remains.

Hedge Bindweed with some wildlife attached!

Hedge Bindweed with some wildlife attached!

At one of the liftbridges some local honey was being sold so we bought some (yum), now need to make some fresh bread to compliment it (that’s a shame). And a farmers work is never done, even on a Sunday……

Hay turning

Hay turning

Hopefully will get to Whitchurch tomorrow as only a 2 hour journey at an average speed of 2.5mph!

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