I spent a few days in Newport this week visiting my dad and my girls. Eric said Ben was not keen to leave the bus stop, he was waiting for me to come back. I also managed to fit in a visit to Wendy and of course we had cream cakes and a nice chat catching up on all the news ! The journey home was scenic - I also love to see the Shropshire hills and then the hills of Wales. I was welcomed back to Ellesmere by lots of licks and tail wagging from Ben. Eric was pleased to see me too! Near where the boat was moored we could strange bird calls, we looked up and were amazed to see our first red kite. I know Shropshire is supposed to be the home of the red kite but we had never seen one until now.
After filling up the water tank and emptying the cassettes we decided to move to Frankton Junction to await our passage through the locks down the Montgomery Canal. We thought it would be a quieter place to spend the Bank Holiday weekend. The canal is very peaceful and beautiful and the photo shows the view outside the side hatch. Mooring is difficult as the banks in a lot of places are very wild and overgrown, but we found some armco hidden under the greenery so at least we could moor securely. It's lovely being able to explore different parts of the canal system at our leisure!