Blakemere next to the Llangollen Canal
On Sunday Eric returned from his travels to Newport and we needed to use the services at Ellesmere so first of all we had to head through Ellesmere Tunnel and past Blakemere to the turning circle.There are seven meres (lakes) arround Ellesmere formed in hollows created by glaciers and Colemere is the biggest but the camera battery died so I didn't get a photograph. The Mere is next to the town and a favourite spot for visitors with its promenade it feels like walking along the sea front. There's also a woodland path which the dogs love leading to the footpath to Welshampton.The weather has been amazing so we had decided on an evening cruise. The water taps are unbelievably slow at the BW services so we did the other jobs, made a cup of tea and chatted to the boaters as they cruised by. Moored opposite the waterpoint was the lovely new hire boat from Anglowelsh at Trevor with two showers according to the hirers but they were more concerned that the boat was too long to control, I'm sure they'll get the hang of it in the end.Finally full up and ready to go we cruised as far as Frankton Junction and had a quiet night. No boater's arriving late at night to disturb the peace!