Thursday, 14 August 2008

Nantwich in Bloom

2 Locks, 4 miles. Now moored at Nantwich.

Last night we had some really heavy rain falls which made a lot of noise on the roof but by this morning it was clear blue skies again. We had been told that to be certain of getting a mooring at Nantwich we should time it so that we arrived around 10am, just as the hire boats are starting to move.

When we arrived at bridge 91 which is the first mooring site around Nantwich another boater asked if we were planning on going into town to which we replied that we were. He then suggested going up closer to the Aqueduct as it was closer to town. So we carried on up to the second batch of moorings which is about ¼ mile before the Aqueduct where we found just one mooring, so it was a case of take it or leave it. As it turned out it was the right decision as the next set of moorings on the other side of the Aqueduct were full.

After lunch we wandered into town for a look and to get our prescriptions from Boots the chemist. The weather had changed back to cloud's with imminent rain so we went prepared but the rain never eventuated until about 7pm. We had a good look around town including the local museum which covered the cheese, salt and boot and shoe industries that were associated with the town.

With the Tudor style buildings and the beautiful gardens and floral display's around the town it was very pleasing on the eye. It was also a pleasure to note the lack of litter although we did see one lady council employee going around picking up what little there was.

1401 locks, 2011½ miles, 45 Tunnels, 42 swing bridges and 19 lift bridges since Nov 2006

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