We left our beautiful mooring opposite Cole Mere at 9.30 this morning and our first port of call was going to be Tesco at Ellesmere.
Through Ellesmere tunnel first.
Never in my entire life have I found food shopping so exciting and so incredibly easy. Why? You may ask…well we moored the boat right at the very end of the Ellesmere Wharf. Tesco was literally a 10 second walk and we even managed to push the trolley to the boat where Roy passed me all the shopping through the side hatch! This is one occasion where Tesco can say “Every Little Helps”.
It has been raining for most of the day, no sun in sight at all but it has still been enjoyable. We are always warm at the back of the boat when steering as we always have the fire on and plenty cups of tea on our way. I think I am going to rename myself galley slave!!
We have covered 13 miles, 2 locks and a whole Tesco store today 😉
We are now moored at Chirk ready for the big day tomorrow. Very excited. I am not very good with heights so it is going to be fun to say the least when we pass through the Aquaduct.
Hopefully it is going to be dry until 2 pm tomorrow, let’s hope because I want to take lots of photos. It’s an opportunity not to be missed, after all it has taken us a long time to get here. 6 days so far…apparently 1.5 hours by car!!
Hello. Really liked your site and loved your boat more. My husband and I own MECCA No 50 which is the original of your replica, built in 1928 by yarwoods.