We left Ellesmere about midday and moved down to Blake Mere where we stopped for lunch. Muffin thought it was wonderful especially when he found a Jack Russell friend called Dennis! It is a lovely mooring spot but rather dark and overgrown for me but I think the view out of the other side of the boat might have made up for it.
I made the most of a long lock free stretch to catch up on the ironing. I never mind the ironing on the boat really as I put my iPod on and, of course, the view is changing all the time.
Richard pulled over for the night and asked if the spot was OK. I looked out of the window and saw a very nice slurry pit but explained that there must be a nicer place! We moved a bit further on and tied up – but no internet but that was better than a slurry pit!
Ellesmere Wharf to Old Man’s Bridge (38)10.36 miles
2 lift/swing bridges