|Approaching Church Minshull lock|
|Two men and a dog in a little boat leaving the lock|
Later we pulled in at Venetian Marina as we needed bread and milk. While Chris went of to the shop I took the opportunity to top up the water tank.
We then pulled across to wait our turn in Venetian Lock with just one boat (a lady single handing) in front. A Few minutes later some of her friends arrived in their boat behind us and the husband assisted the first lady with Chris helping through the lock. Meanwhile a lovely aroma of baking bread wafted across from the his boat as his wife was cooking it. Boy it did smell yummy!
|In Venetian Lock|
Our evening meal in the pub was excellent as always and we had a very pleasant chat with other boaters moored with us. This was somewhat spoilt by a boater moored opposite who had a noisy generator running until 11pm. The fact would not have been quite so annoying but it had been running non stop since we arrived at 3pm that afternoon. There was no sign of anyone aboard to ask them to turn it off so I can only assume it was to charge batteries that judging from the length of time the generator was running clearly need replacing. We never saw any lights on in the evening or movement aboard. Eventually the generator ran out of fuel and died, much to the relief of those moored nearby. When I looked later the generator had been moved inside the boat so clearly someone was aboard though how they could see with no lights was anyone's guess. I appreciate sometimes you may need to run a generator but please, if you intend to run it that long and late in the evening then please find somewhere to moor where it won't annoy the neighbours!
|The boat with the noisy generator running all afternoon and evening|
|Underground WWII fuel stores opposite Chas Harden boats wharf|
Total distance:7.38 miles Elapsed time:6h1m45s Locks:2 Bridges:19
Average speed:1.22 mph (1.56 lock/mph)
Total distance:1.29 miles Elapsed time:0h44m29s Locks:0 Bridges:4
Average speed:1.74 mph (1.74 lock/mph)
Total distance:9.15 miles Elapsed time:6h26m8s Locks:6 Bridges:19
Average speed:1.42 mph (2.35 lock/mph)