I’ve been asked lately where I disappeared to, if I was still in England or where? I hadn’t thought anyone was still reading these posts but apparently someone is! So here is the season wrap-up, in preparation for the snowy posts from the mountain (for both of you still reading).
Having left Llangollen, with many a backward, longing glance, I made a fairly quick run downstream. I stopped in several of my favourite spots and spent a couple of days in Whitchurch…
Leaving the Llangollen canal, I made the short run to Nantwich, one of my favourite towns in England. It’s pretty and quaint but also modern and bustling, has amazing architecture, and always seems to have some kind of market or event going on. And the always-awesome Phil and Angela live there!
After a nice few days resting and visiting, it was time to head back to my winter mooring. I slowly returned up the Llangollen, stopping for days at a time at lovely spots before finally going into the marina. It was the same location as last year, they have been very helpful and it’s a great spot. And close enough to some pubs for some visits!
Once the boat was winterized and put to bed (prepared for pulling out of the water for the winter), I headed to Epsom Downs for a fabulous wedding anniversary celebration with Cate and Bob! I had met them originally (with Guy and Rose) on the Kennett & Avon Canal when we did the infamous Caen Hill Flight together. It was a murder-mystery, and TONS of fun. A great way to end a short but fun summer boating season.
While at Epsom Downs, waiting for my flight home, I hopped a train into London for the day and revisited some favourite sights. I’m not fond of cities in general, but London is always amazing and worth the time.
It’s now nearing Christmas, snow has started to accumulate (and get rained away), and I can feel the ski season on the horizon. I’ll likely post some pictures once the runs are open, and perhaps a Christmas message to all. In the meantime, thanks for reading, even though it’s getting a bit repetitive. I’ll try to start livening it up! Take good care of yourselves and each other.