Monday, November 01, 2010

Heading for Winter.

We’ve decided to spend the winter up in north Cheshire again this year. Although hopefully we’ll be able to get around a bit more this time. Not sure of the route to get there yet, I’ve been a bit remiss and not had a good look at the winter closures. Still, I’m sure we’ll work something out.

So now we’re heading up the Trent and Mersey Canal, which gives us a few options for alternative routes.

We had a quiet night at Weston, not beset by the undead or warty witches. Disappointed, really. The heavy rain probably kept them indoors….

Meg and I had a walk up to Weston village this morning. The church is set on a hill outside the village, and is an impressively solid looking building.

St Mary The Virgin Church, mainly 13th century.

The village has unfortunately been taken over by a lot of modern housing.

The rain had passed over by this morning, we just had a short shower before we set off. Surprisingly we’ve seen quite a few boats on the move, all but one heading back down towards Nottingham. Maybe they know something I don’t.

Although it’s been another dull day, the autumn colours are starting to come out.

Trees turning near Weston

With traffic coming the other way we were once again lucky with the locks, both of them being in our favour.

We passed through Willington without stopping, not needing supplies, and moored about a mile further on. The trains aren’t so noisy here, and we’re not close enough to the busy A38 for it to be intrusive.

Busy moorings (as always) in Willington
Locks 2, miles 8¾

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