Tuesday, 31 July 2018
Thelwall to Northwich - Tuesday 31st August - about 15 miles
My Air B and B at Thelwall was excellent . A very pleasant welcome (with tea) and much good conversation.
My meal in the Little Manor was a bit of an expensive blow out. My main was a crispy beef salad with a sweet chilli sauce , and cashew nuts, something new to me . The subtle combination of salad ingredients and the overall balance of tastes was superb - these things don't happen with some chef coming up with something that seemed like a good idea at the time, it takes skill, knowledge and experience to get such things right.
Walking was on a mixture of country lanes, footpaths, death defying A road, motorway link roundabouts, and the odd crop field margin. It's surprising how many farm tracks have now been tarmaced. I hardly saw anybody all day and must confess it was a bit lonely. At one point I walked one kilometre on the wrong road and had to re-trace steps.
I had a sandwich, tea stop at Arley Hall café amongst many greys. Nearly everybody was foreign - it was very busy.
Walking through Northwich was hectic negotiating correct entries and exits from roundabouts with crazy streaming traffic in all directions.
I had a super welcome at my Air b snd b. Almost in the centre of town. I had a whole pot of tea - what would we (or I) do without it. The house and room are immaculate.
I am now eating in the Bombay Quay Indian restaurant only five minutes walk from th b snd b snd all is most enjoyable.