It turned out to be eight days out in the end. Six at Bridge 27 and two at Welford/Welford Junction.
John & Christine did manage to get away on the Friday and we nudged up to fit us both in at the “mooring with rings”, a perfect spot. The weather was great and we had several nice walks as well as meals together. Viv, Toby & I initially did the Winwick Walk ( nothing like the Lambeth one) – about 3 hours in a big circle.
Viv took this photo – old world and the new:
Approaching one of the big “Hises” in Winwick
Yes, all we can do is look in from the outside, Toby . . .
On Saturday, we did a big walk with the four of us – along the canal and then branching out to the Hemplow Hills – a bit of a step too far but quite enjoyable.
On Monday, we decided to pop down the Welford arm to well, Welford and top up with water and beer, of course – at the Wharf Inn. Glad to see they were serving Church End’s Fallen Angel as well as their £6 midday meals. Nice.
It did rain a bit and the stove was on – plus we had one lock to go thru . . . with our nice shiny blacking too!
Not sure why they put this lock in – it was not the original route as evidenced by the old canal in the field to the right . . .
Here we are, snug at the end of the arm.
Back to the Junction for Tuesday and to rejoin John & Christine.
Wednesday, it was time to head back – Poppy Eyebright first. It was a windy day!
A nice trip out – enjoying the late Summer.