Tuesday, September 13, 2011

On The Middlewich Branch Of The Shropshire Union Canal

Going down the Hurleston Flight
A view down the locks.

Ben and I walked to the waterpoint while Eric battled with the wind, it felt worse than yesterday!  We watered up above Hurleston Locks, a hireboater asked how long we were going to be but I didn't know the anwer to that!  We then went down the flight of four locks. The lock keeper was chatty this morning and made a big fuss of Ben the dog. He doesn't usually have much to say  but he was telling me my favourite lockie at Hurleston Linda now runs Cheshire Cat Narrowboats.

A  left turn and we were heading for Barbridge Junction with a right turn on the blind corner to take us on the Middlewich Branch of the S.U.C. Of course we sounded the horn, heard nothing from any other boats and nearly met a boat in the bridge hole. We had to go backwards, great fun in the wind and then we were passing long lines of moored boats.We moored up above Cholmondeston Lock. Tomorrow we need diesel at Venetian Marine which is below the lock.

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