We left our quiet & rural spot just above Wharton’s Lock and headed for Nantwich – more Chinese, more beer and a visit to the gin shop.
Its a nice town and David’s research had discovered a cake shop and a good butchers. So off we walked and bought cakes, bacon, cheese and wonderful pies (from Clewlows) and a bottle of Haymans navy strength gin from Rodney Densem Wines. We sampled some local beers in the Black Lion, with its sloping floors. Then collected our take away order from Chopstix. A grand day indeed.
Toby, that ball and a field of oats!
Hmm, that nasty Beeston iron lock . . . but plenty of help this time
David plus gloves
Past the entrance to the Middlewich branch . . .
Past the old Black Prince hire boat – Mum & Dad should remember our trip up the Llangollen canal in one of these! (Buddug – probably pronounce bee-thig? The name the Welsh gave to Boadicaea).
Past the entrance to the “golli” – quite a crowd waiting to go up
Ah, a visit to Rodney Densem Wines and to marvel (level 2) at their vast stock of gins (over 140 I believe) . . . a nice picture for Mr Davies to drool over!
We bought this one:
And we enjoyed a pint of Salopian Oracle at the White Horse too.
Here’s one for our Welsh Ladies – your very own boat!