|Our mooring last night at Barton Cut.
The river on the way into Northwich takes on a rather run down industrial look that seems at odds with the lovely stretches up to now.
|Now derelict this wharf looks decide-ably ugly
|The left side is higher than the right.
|Plenty of room.
|The iconic Anderton Lift
We arrived at Northwich to find mall the visitor moorings downstream fenced off and scaffolding making it difficult to get ashore though no apparent reason for them being so. All the mooring bollards were also boarded off so it was obvious these moorings were unavailable.
|Fenced of an unusable visitors moorings
|New permanent moorings
|These are the only available visitors moorings in Northwich
We dodged around the work boats at the C&RT depot then passed Yarwoods yard. I think this is where Joe and Lesley might have had nb Yarwood built.
|Just enough room to pass the C&RT work boats
|Yarwoods boat yard
|This barge was having work done but we could not see what.
|Boat leaving Hunts Lock
|Hunts Lock chamber
|Nice view leaving the lock
|The viaduct is almost hidden by the trees.
|This is where the lock keeper was directing us towards
|Now the second lock comes into view and all is revealed.
|Safely tied up in the lock
It was then a pleasant short run down to the moorings where we found Oakapple moored. Richard and Sharon came out to greet us and helped us to moor up. After getting tidied away we spent a lovely couple of hours on board Oakapple with glasses of wine having a good catch up. The last time we met them was at Wharton Lock near Tattenhall last year so its really good to see them again.
|Moored up at Vale Royal visitor moorings
|A rather shiny looking Oakapple moored here too