After lunch with nothing much to do, I suggested we walk into Whaley Bridge for a proper look around, because the day before we had only walked to Kuranda and back. So having walked a long the towpath and past Whaley Bridge Wharf, with its transhipment warehouse.
The rear of the transhipment building.
From there we walked into the compact little town, which has a Co-op, Pharmacy, a couple of chippies, fruit and veg shop, pet shop, charity shops, hair dressers etc etc. It has everything we would need. we found a lovely little antique shop which had a few lace and ribbon plates and a Measham teapot in it, but the teapot was damaged and we are not looking to buy anymore expensive plates. We of course went into the charity shops for a nosey, but did not find anything we wanted.
Some of the stone houses are very pretty. We continued with our wander, which took us back to the wharf, where Historic Working Boat Anne was moored up, but no sign of Stuart.
On our way back along the towpath, you cannot fail to notice the dreadful state of the 7 day mooring.
The permanent moorings are all kept neat and tidy, but you cannot moor on the 7 day moorings.
The bank had collapsed into the canal, making it impossible for a boat to moor. Obviously this is a huge job to put right, I do wonder if it will ever be put right?
As we walked back to the boat, I did have to giggle at this weather forecasting stone. If only it were that simple. I love the sense of humour of the person living there though.