Moore to Lymm, Bridgewater Canal : 7 miles, 0 locks
A beautiful warmish sunny day – perfect for cruising and most enjoyable.
Lymm Thursday market was on when we arrived – I’m glad I hadn’t come specially, but this is a very nice town with a huge choice of pubs and eating places. Sadly from Saturday the dominant Somerfields supermarket is closing down and unlike Middlewich where Tesco will be re-opening in place of Somerfields, I’m not sure if anyone is taking this store over. It is such a useful shopping stop for boaters and I will miss it – and Ive only ever been here a couple of times!
Back to the boat – a busy maintenance afternoon including an oil change. This may not be all that interesting for you, but its useful to record it here so I can refer back in months to come.
My disaster of the day was to pop to Warrington for a spot of late shopping and then pop back to Lymm on a different bus which took a different route which I didn’t recognise. We were 4 miles beyond Lymm when I realised, but the driver was happy to take me all the way to Altrincham and back while we chatted about boats. He made sure I got off in Lymm too, so it was only about a one hour detour. It could therefore have been a lot worse, especially if it was the last bus.