Wednesday, August 18, 2010

England day nine July 21st - Familiar waters

Morning, Wrenbury, still very cloudy but no rain and not
much of a chill in the air to keep us in very late.
Once breakfast on the boat was done we all walked into
the village of Wrenbury to visit the store and
check out the old church of St Margaret.

The church was beautiful. Built starting in the 14th century, it has some wonderful stained glass and stone tombstones which John and Robin captured well in their pictures.
Also note the interesting gargoyle’s on the outside.

The store was only a brief stop to pick up cocoa, postcards and such.

Wrenbury was a pretty village with lots of history.
Several of the houses in the area had the thatched roofs.

Once we got back on the boat and got going we were cruising water
we had already travelled on. John and Diane had not done the
aqueducts with us, and we really enjoyed that part of the country,
so we started our way back to LLangollen.
Back through the locks,

(Robin and Barbara doing the heavy work at this one)
. . and under more bridges.

I think we did about eleven locks today and went under some thirty bridges.
We may have been travelling over familiar ground,
but that did not mean we did not see new things.

I don’t know if these guys have a floating dog house, or the owner has a cheap burglar alarm!

And then some dogs just always know how to relax.

We also found a market the ladies explored, and Robin just loved the place. A real pretty garden, lots of homemade goodies and local meats like lamb and sausage.

When not riding on the boat, we would often, when the weather was nice, walk along on the tow path.

We reached Ellesmere again, arriving fairly late.
John and I stayed on the boat, while the ladies went into
town and had dinner at “The Black Lion”.
We did a lot of canal miles today, but it sure was fun.

What a great day!
As you can see, whenever we ate on board,
there was plenty of food and room!

Thanks to John N. and Robin for most of these pictures.

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