The sun has returned to the Llangollen Canal so we decided to move. We meandered up the Prees Arm mainly for a look and a bit of exercise with two lift bridges to lift and lower. We were able to fill up with water and do the loos at Whixall Marina (free of charge). It is now a BW Marina. We wanted diesel but the pump was out of order. Eric had to negotiate a sunken fibreglass boat on the narrow bend approaching the marina , I would have thought BW would have shifted it!
After that we went off to visit to Whitchurch. I was looking forward to a change of scenery and the chance to stock up with essentials at the town centre Tesco. Tesco kindly gave me a list of local taxis to ring and finally Tony's Taxis obliged and brought me and the shopping back to the boat- I had visions of borrowing a trolley and pushing it back to the boat!
Ben and I also enjoyed some long walks in the sunshine including a walk down to Grindley Brook and back of several miles. The Whitchurch Arm was not busy just two other boats- everybody has jetted off to Llangollen. We saw the dog walkers of Whitchurch pass our boat as well as young couples out for a stroll in the sunshine.