Tuesday 23rd August, 2016 at Calveley.
Our athletes have returned from the Olympics, rightly to a hero's welcome. M remarked that if lock-wheeling were ever elevated to Olympic sport status, she would win the Gold! But, in the end, she had to make do with a golden sunrise.
Soon came Barbridge Junction, where we ultimately intend to go north towards Chester; however, fresh food supplies on MM were running low, so we turned left (south) and headed for nearby Nantwich so that M could aquire a "few bits".
We moored on the aqueduct, high above Nantwich and walked into town.
Our favourite building is the café/bookshop dating back to 1584. We spent a very happy couple of hours there having tea and browsing.
The bus duly dropped us off at the aqueduct, an elegant wrought iron structure designed by Thomas Telford. It just goes to prove that narrowboating is far superior to road transport!
Trip: 261 miles, 194 locks and 196.5 hours.