We had planned on staying in Nantwich until Thursday but we were both getting itchy feet so we set off this morning climbing the 4 locks at Hurleston onto the Llangollen Canal and where we saw our first wild daffodils of the season.
The bottom lock is possibly the narrowest on the canal system and boats are warned to take in all fenders, otherwise they'd get stuck. We never cruise with side fenders on but the bow swag fenders which normally protect the bow from damage on lock gates had to be lifted and tucked into the cratch.
There's not a lot of space and some of the brickwork is damaged creating possible snagging points
Our next stop will be at the ice-cream farm, maybe tomorrow or maybe on Thursday. We haven't decided yet but there's no rush to be anywhere special, although I'd like somewhere good for Sunday lunch so if you've any suggestions please let me know.