|The Oakapples get underway with us|
|New Bridge and the low head room becomes apparent|
|Level gauge showing the levels had not risen overnight|
|Just through and the relief evident. The lady on the bridge actually congratulated us.|
|No problem for Richard and Sharon, all they did was drop the engine chimney.|
|The mine lift towers above and is visible for miles|
|Salt leaving the lift ends up here and is carted away to huge mountains of salt.|
|One of several Salt "mountains"|
|Must have been a great music feastival|
|The bridge marking the C&RT end of navigation|
Mike's advise here was to keep left and wind in front of the moored boats and was spot on. This we both did and did not run aground.
Once facing the opposite way a small cutting off to Starboard presents itself. Here new staging and a water tap could be found. The moorings look quite nice but I do not know what it would be like to stay overnight as the nearby grounds are littered with empty beer cans and other detritus. Though it has to be said the moorings were clean.
|The entrance to Winsford flash looks inviting to the un-aware|
|Winsford sailing club in the far end of the flash. We used to sail here a few years ago.|
|Winsford Flash moorings look quite nice and the water tap is just behind |
the centre railings on the right in front of the red car.
|Filling up on the new looking moorings|
|Oakapple leads the way to the Red Lion|
|Back to the safety of C&RT control|
|Lorry dwarfed by the salt mountain adds its load to the pile.|
|Oakapple clears with plenty of room.|
|Very little room for us but we still get through|
We just this minute got a text from C&RT warning that Wardle lock is closed due to a sunken vessel in the lock. We do hope the crew are safe and unharmed and that the lock is working by time we get there or our return home may be delayed.