Travels on Shanks’s Pony

Here are a few pictures from recent walks.  On Friday I decided to walk all the way to Nantwich along the cut, which, at a relaxed pace, took just two hours.  It was not a great day for photography, but was a pleasant outing.

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Hedge laying on the Middlewich Branch.

At Barbridge Junction I turned left (east) towards Nantwich.

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Henhull Hall from the Shropshire Union main line towards the High Peak and Kinder Scout.
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By the entrance to Nantwich Marina.  Oh that the towpaths were all like this!

After another splendid lunch at the Red Cow I headed into town and was surprised to find an old fire engine pulling up just as I was about to cross the road.

According to UK Emergency Vehicles the appliance, built by Commer Karrier Gamecock  served Cheshire Fire Brigade, was based at Nantwich, and is now a mobile wood-fired pizza oven.

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Dawn at Venetian Marina, from my foredeck, Sat 17 Nov.

A warning to shepherds maybe, but I am not one!  I had planned another trip to Nantwich, this time by bus from Barbridge, but that still leaves a walk along the cut.  The low sun added interest.  Here are a few sights along the way.

And later …

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Sunset at Venetian Marina, from my stern.

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