Saturday, January 24, 2015

Shopping trip to Ellesmere

After a day off yesterday, and a very pleasant visit from Val, John and the dog Harry, we decided it was time to top up the cupboards. It was only a mile and some to Ellesmere so we were in no rush to get off. I think we’ll be missed, though. Our feeders had attracted quite a few birds, mainly blue-tits.

A spectacular sunrise yesterday… 

…brought our breakfast guests. Great Tit…IMG_3361

Blue Tit


When we were ready to leave this morning I emptied the seed and a fat ball onto the ground (not the peanuts, they should never be left loose), and our other regular visitor, Cock Robin, was soon there.IMG_3371

Leaving the mooring near Coachman’s BridgeIMG_3372

Here’s another one for Snowy Owl…

It was a beautiful day, as you can see, but there was a cool breeze blowing.

We pulled into the services at the wharf…IMG_3377

…before turning left into the arm to find a mooring for a couple of days. IMG_3378

It was busy down towards the basin, but there were two or three spaces. We turned around and moored on the end of the row, just a stone’s throw from Tesco’s.IMG_3380

The first of what will be several trips, to the supermarket and the town’s shops, was undertaken after a brew and a bite to eat. I think we’ll be here to Monday or maybe Tuesday, before heading back to Frankton and spending a few days on the Montgomery Canal.

Locks 0, miles 2


KevinTOO said...

I obviously need educating please Geoff...
not the peanuts, they should never be left loose
Why not?

Snowy Owl said...

Thank you :)

Lovely pictures as always.