Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Tuesday 28th June
Yesterday we moved only about 1/2 a mile to get to Barnton village where there is a local health centre so Cath can order some more medicines.
The day had started bright and soon got boiling hot, but by the afternoon the clouds were building and later on it rained quite heavily.
Today we took a walk up into the village and did a bit of shopping as well as ordering Cath's medicine which we'll pick up when we return in a few days time.
We then set off on the journey to the end of The Trent & Mersey Canal at Preston Brook. The trip took us through 3 tunnels, all of them single track, and we got to each of them with perfect timing. In order to stop boats from meeting in the tunnels there are set times for journeys to start from either end. We managed to reach each one at the right time so that we didn't have to wait.
The canal here clings to hillside of the Weaver Valley, there are some lovely views over the countryside when the trees allow.
Once again the day had dawned bright and clear, but by late morning a breeze blew up and cloud cover cooled things off considerably.
We reached Preston Brook and continued along the Bridgewater Canal as far as the village of Moore, where we have stopped on a pleasant mooring right opposite the local shop. The weather has improved a bit and we may not get any rain tonight.

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