Monday, July 04, 2016

On The Way To Middlewich

Flowers on the bow

We had a lovely Sunday lunch at 'The Cotton Arms' and a lovely lazy day after a walk along the towpath towards Marbury Lock.  The poppies are flowering in our meadow seeds pot.

Changing places at Hurleston

Ben onboard
We started the day with the electric lift bridge at Wrenbury and then the next lift bridge had been left open by the boat ahead of us. Eric had to put it down as I was on the towpath side walking the dog. Locking was good at Baddiley and Swanley locks with boats coming in both directions making it much easier.

At Hurleston we needed to fill the water tank. Getting the top lock ready for us  was a very helpful lady lock keeper who was a volunteer. Only one boat coming up very slowly but we were soon on our way to Barbridge Junction to turn onto the Middlewich Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal.

We stopped before the rain started, a little further tomorrow.

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