Its not possible to tie up just anywhere on the Shroppie, due to the underwater shelf and the lack of depth in many places. We wanted to tie up out in the country but all the well-known unofficial mooring spots were taken, so we ended up on a random bit of towpath just north of Bridge 28. There was just time for a local walk attempting to follow the remains of a Roman Road we saw on thge OS map, but in reality it was just an undefined way across the fields. The end of a hot and sunny (albeit windy!) day produced a fine sunset.
Before bedtime, we were entertained by a trio of Tawny Owls staking competing claims to hunting territory with their distinctive cries and were eventually rewarded by the "winner" making what appeared to be a "victory lap" beneath a rising moon - magic!