Ten Bob Note  

Thursday 26th July 2007

Location: Barbridge, Cheshire

Today: 10 miles, 2 lock. Total distance: 294 miles.  Total locks: 258

Wet, wet, wet.

Wandered into the village for the papers etc. this morning. Over cast but dry. Decided to move on at around 08:30 as we were getting low on water.

OK for the first half hour or so, got through the locks dry then the rain started and didn’t stop until just after we moored up at around 14:00. Constant heavy rain!!

Moored up in a nice peaceful spot on the Shropshire Union canal Middlewich branch. We are now heading east and the weather forecast tells us that the rain is also moving eats. Following us ???

Passed the entry onto the Llangollen canal, must visit the Llangollen sometime out of season and when the weather is better. It's a very popular canal and will be busy at the moment.

We walked back to the junction with the dogs in the afternoon and had a look around the chandlery – expensive. We also had a look at the two pubs, the Jolly Tar and the Olde Barbridge Inn. The Jolly Tar is on the side of a busy main road and looked a bit like a Little Chef. The Olde Barbridge Inn is on the side of the canal and looks lovely. We decided we would walk back to the Olde Barbridge Inn in the evening for a meal – big mistake. We went back in the evening and had what was probably one of the most disappointing bar meals that we have had since starting our journey back in May. We will very likely pass this way again but we will certainly not be eating in the Barbridge Inn again.


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