Wednesday, 5 May 2010
Day 17 Market Drayton to Church Minshull
Early finish today, even with stopping at a Nantwich pub for lunch, as there are no pubs open close to the B&B. It was a shorter day by recent standards being only 29.5km's, my shins thanking me for that. So a nice "legs up" rest tonight, not even the walk to the pub to do. Todays walk was along the canal for the first 14km, where the grey skies soon turned into a mist and fine drizzle. Here the umbrella was not so good as the wet seemed to float around, soaking me. The weather then dried up and along with the real oak fire in the pub I soon dried out. In Cheshire now (I think) as once again haven't seen a county sign, but the cars seem to be big and expensive, must be all those north west football players. During this afternoon road walk I saw all the new Bentley's being road tested from the factory on test plates. Has 3 pack hounds harass me this morning, the Jack Russell's all took turns to have a go. So when I came level with the owner who was more bothered gettin his boat thro a lock, with the 3 dogs still barking then retreating, I had a right go at the owner. Standard response came back, "there not normally like that". Well it made me feel better. Decided it must be the Jack gene, as I'm a Russell and I'm normally, apart from today quitely mannered.