Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Cruising To Middlewich

The last of the duplicate locks before Wheelock

Back to single locks at Booth Lane Locks

Leaving our mooring after a quiet night above Wheelock (the water in the pound went up  not down so the boat stayed level), then down the last two pairs of  duplicated locks to get some water and  do the other things at the services. 

Then we were on our way towards Middlewich. The site of Northwich Boats/ Carefree Cruising had a big sold sign on it as they are now trading from King's Lock. Lots of new housing along this stretch of the canal too often sandwiched between the railway and the canal.

Four locks to work through  on the Trent and Mersey Canal and then Wardle Lock taking us onto the Middlewich Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal. We found a space and moored up as Eric wanted new weed hatch sealing tape to replace the damaged one. I popped to Tesco's for some fresh stuff to keep us going until we get back to Whixall Marina. 

Lots of people walking their dogs along the canal earlier but it's quieter now.

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