Sunday, 13 September 2009

Misty Mornings.

There was a mist over the water yesterday morning,soon though the sun burned it away for another lovely day. Setting off we cruised down to the Big lock at Middlewich.This is a wide lock for two boats, the only one on this stretch,the rest are narrow.We entered the lock with another boat and seven swans,rising through 5ft 1in.We moored and went shopping,then called for a pint at the Newton Brewery Inn.In the afternoon we did the three Middlewich locks with a rise of 32ft 7ins,then on to Wardle lock on the Shropshire union Middlewich Branch rise 9ft 9ins. It was time to moor for the night.
This morning the mist took a little longer to clear, but clear it did.Our first lock was just along from our mooring so i walked up and set the lock while Marlene followed with Doublefracture.Stanthorne lock rises 11ft 1in. Traveling in wonderful country side in beautiful weather,what more could we ask for.Two more locks rising a total of 22ft 3ins brought us to Barbridge Junction.
I've just come back to this posting after my Sunday dinner,with a lovely South African Merlot. Right, where was I,Barbridge Junction,after watering up we carried on to the junction with the Llangollen Canal(Hurlston junction),then moored for the night(then the lovely Sunday dinner). Tomorrow on to Nantwich.

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