My boat trip last weekend has been well documented... the sun was shining and we weren't in a rush.
Heading towards Dutton Lock the weather was fantastic and the river so calm.
Moored by the lock was this old boat... a beautiful teak cabin (in need of a little TLC) it's over 100 years old...but still looks so elegant.
We turned around rather than going through the lock and headed back up river... spotting this apple tree growing on the bank we drifted over so we could pick a few to taste.
Free food is always nice... NOT!
These were so bitter we spat out the first bite... and left the rest to ripen and fall for the wildlife.
The last of the harvest was being collected....
...another lovely way to see the river.
There is a canoe trail along the River Weaver and steps have recently been added to allow safe access to and from the river at the lock gates.
See yesterdays post to see more cormorants... loads about.
We headed up to Saltersford Locks (and the cormorant tree in the last post) then headed back towards our mooring...
...passing the gardens backing onto the river.
This penguin brought a smile to my face.
BBQ on the go... the chef is in there... I think?
The end of a lovely day.