Hurleston to Wrenbury
Nine locks on todays session, all seem to be deeper than the ones we are used to on the Shropshire Union, but I guess that is down to the terrain. We stopped just short of Wrenbury near to the church lift bridge. Took the dogs for a walk in to the village via a field and the church grave yard. Harry (dog) decided to eat a cow pat on the way to the shop, it was a fresh runny one but he seemed to be enjoying it. So who else is going eew?! Strangely I did not let him go for seconds on the way back.
It has not been shallow as predicted by the guide book, the lock keeper at Hurleston said we would be fine and my fishing gear says its five foot deep just here. There is an old working boat moored up ahead and he says he is going to the end (Llangollen) his boat is 34 inch draft so we will be keeping an eye out for him to see if he has any trouble.
Wildlife wise we woke up with a heron sitting on the towpath just behind us and seen two others during the day, also seen a brown dragon fly.
Tomorrow brings Grindley brook Staircase locks and we should be mooring at Ellesmere, that should mean we can stock up on sausages and bacon.