To Wrenbury

Sunday proved to be a cold and overcast day with a bit of mizzle later in the day. We decided to stay put and do some jobs. I cleaned the boat and Charlie changed the oil in the gearbox. A few boats were moving up and down. I managed a few more wildflower pictures…

Common bird's-foot

Common bird’s-foot

Common vetch

Common vetch

Germander speedwell

Germander speedwell

We have a new camera so I am getting  used to using it. It takes a better close up of the wild flowers.

Our peace was shattered briefly in the evening by a hire boat going past with the occupants all on the stern or the roof, touching the electric fence on the opposite side of the bank. I think alcohol was involved; but this raucous behaviour does nothing to endear some people to other boaters. They were creating quite a wash too.

Noisy lads on a boozy weekend!!

Noisy lads on a boozy weekend!!

Today we decided to move to Wrenbury. We went through 5 locks and 2 liftbridges, and there definately was alot more traffic than we have been used to. The good thing is that the majority of the locks were 1 up, 1 down which saves water.

First of many liftbridges on the canal

First of many liftbridges on the canal

Cruising up the Llangollen.

Cruising up the Llangollen.

Wrenbury church that dates back to the 14th century and built from red Cheshire sandstone.

Wrenbury church that dates back to the 14th century and built from red Cheshire sandstone.

We had a walk into Wrenbury after lunch and the church was open so we had a look around. It has had later additions to it in the 15th century and also the 19th century; it has a splendid stained glass window. There wasn’t much in the village apart from a post office, so I bought some stamps, and posted some cards. Izzy has had a busy day today as I walked her between the locks, and also she came with us to the village. Needless to say she is now fast asleep.

Finally I would like to show off our new tiller pin. This is our own cherub (that was found in an old coaching house in the 1950’s by my husbands family, and not sure of it’s age), that we had made. We are quite pleased with it.

new cherub tiller pin

new cherub tiller pin

And for my farming friends a familiar beast (name that breed). See we do take notice of the farming stuff!

Dairy cow

Dairy cow

Lovely Cheshire landscape.

Lovely Cheshire landscape.

We didn’t get to the ice cream farm, but we will make a stop on the way back. How can a person maintain a diet with so much local produce to try.

2 thoughts on “To Wrenbury”

  1. Your tiller pin is gorgeous and I love your photos. Have done the Llangollen many times but am still enamoured with it! 🙂

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