Lovely place Tarleton, has a very small shopping centre but still has everything a boater would need, Greengrocers, Butchers, Hairdressers (men and ladies) Co op, Spar and before we left this morning we walked in to the village and stocked up the larder. Not sure where the next shopping centre will be although Ian thinks there may be one in Eldonian Village. By 10am we had untied, opened the first of two swing bridges and headed for Rufford Old Hall.
|Adding a bit of weight, these ducks were not going to move!|
|Lovely bit of canal|
|The facilities are between the extra wide pan and the widebeam with the wooden cabin top.|
|Facilities where the iron fence is. About 60ft to play with. that's all|
The Hall is a short walk from the canal along the road. A National Trust property and at £7.50 a head, very reasonable. The rooms are unique in that many of them can be freely walked round without the usual barriers, just notices up asking not to touch. Even the pot of tea for two with two scones, jam and cream only came to £7. 80. Off course with the sun shinning all day the gardens looked stunning and the courtyard a sweltering sun trap.
|The Great Hall|
|Wonderful ceiling decorations|
|Penny Farthing in the stables|
|Can you see what it is?|
|Looks odd doesn't it!|
|The pair. This one doesn't look half as bad as the other|
And the wildlife,