|Our mooring last night near Marbury.|
Our trip down to Middlewich was pretty non de-script except for a few instances. The first was a near head on collision at a bridge 'ole. We were just going through slowly when we heard a horn and a bow appeared. Another boat was streaming straight at us coming round the bend and just stopped in time.
|Many boats lined to tow path making the going slow.|
|These old posts went on for some time and must have been part of an extensive wharf|
|Large works span the cut and yes this boat did want all the canal swerving out of our way at the last minute. her crew scowling at us as they passed. We managed to squeeze through the gap as they passed.|
|This one could not be more than 12 feet long|
|Quaint looking boat with the church windows|
Eventually he signalled he wanted to overtake so I slowed and allowed him. As he passed he stated, looking at his watch, that he "had to keep the revs up as the washing machine was on". New one on me that, either it discharged into his waste tank or the outlet was blocked as for some time there was no sign of it discharging but hey ho.
|Lovely looking place to stop but not for us today.|
|New Marina not yet in water|
|Nice styling for the solar panels|
|One of the "wides" on the way to Middlewich|
|Hare and tortoise come to mind.|
|Very narrow aqueduct.|
|These lovely boats looked well cared for.|
|Great to see a fully laden work boat leave big lock|
|Big lock set against us as boats come down.|
|Moored just upstream of Big lock|
To walk off the lunch we then walked to Tesco's for some necessities then on to Kings lock Chandlers where I managed to buy a replacement thumping thingy. Having walked up a sweat we could not resist a quick pint in the Kings Lock pub before returning to AmyJo. A pint of Valour went down very nicely.
|Kings Lock pub is right near Middlewich Junction.|
Total distance:7.88 miles Elapsed time:4h0m0s Locks:1 Bridges:27
Average speed:1.97 mph (2.22 lock/mph)