Maybe on market day (Wednesday) it would be different. But today it felt a bit like Market Drearytown, sorry.
The church looked lovely in the sunshine and there were Mums and Toddlers inside, busy making things together.
The Buttercross in the centre was a bit crowded with the shops and traffic going past.
Market Drayton is known as the town where Gingerbread was first made and we found a number of building claiming to be where gingerbread was first made or sold. We didn't find any to buy today though.
However there were some lovely autumnal trees around.
Then the canal takes a route through deep cuttings and high embankments, with the sun shining through the leafy canopy it was beautiful.
This tall swishy grass growing beside the canal was tempting to go walking through as in the book 'Going on a bear hunt.' I guess it is grown for thatch.
Also spotted on the way today, this wonderfully named boat.
But I don't think Jumble himself appreciated it. I wonder if they have a Jumble dog too.
14 miles, 5 locks