We travelled beyond the visitor moorings which were all full, before arriving at the junction. There is a short arm that branches off towards the town centre. We carried on past the canal and river trust yard and found a semi rural spot half a mile from the town.
If you had not guessed already, just as we finished tightening the ropes at our mooring spot the rain stopped and the cloud started to break.
Today we went for a walk back along the towpath. We picked up a bridle way that took us over what is locally called 'the mound'. Once the summit had been reached we had a good view down to the largest of the lakes which is simply called 'the mere'
We took a circular route back to the boat which took us via the town centre and wharf area. There is a mid sized tesco supermarket located here, which makes for easy loading of the groceries, something we may need on our return in a week or so.
There were about a dozen boats moored in the arm. All of these must move by Thursday, as notices have been placed reserving the whole arm for trading boats, that are due to arrive for a weekend floating market. We plan to depart tomorrow so will miss the hustle and bustle, and the fudge boat.
Totals 7 Miles 1 Tunnel
Running total 328 Miles 159 Locks 12 Tunnels