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