This mooring just on the outskirts of Congleton is so lovely it would have been almost a crime not to stay another and enjoy it. So, after a lazy start I took the dogs down the into the Dane Valley below the high embankment and aqueduct that take transport the canal across the valley here I just let them play, no long walks just fun and games chasing each other about, jumping in and out of the crystal clear river and playing tug of war with their toy.
View of the viaduct that takes the railway line across the valley
Playing chase in the river
The sun has been out so here come the spring flowers
A bank of primroses
We spent just over a hour in the valley bottom and shared it with no one but the birds. I saw my first swallow this year and then wrens, grey wagtails and woodpeckers nesting.