We nearly decided to stay put but cold and rain does not put us off, besides the new canopy was paying for itself sheltering the open hatch area a treat.
We set off about 10am and luck was with us as all the ice had disappeared, thank god. Not a soul was about and we never saw another boat until we pulled into Overwater Marina for water as a wash load was needed plus, after today, we would need showers too. At £3 for just water we'll not be stopping in that marina for water again any time soon! They know they are the only source between the lower lock and Nantwich. What a rip off!
|We had the cut all to ourselves
|The rampart of a bridge that was. Could this have been a railway bridge perhaps?
|My off shore sailing gear still comes in handy on days like this.
|Some of the bridge 'oles looked tight but we fitted through even with the canopy up.
|Audlum bottom lock in water
|The Shroppy Fly looking a lot wetter than last time we passed by it. It was 30C and sunny then.
|The busy visitors moorings below the pub. Not a single boat on the winter moorings where we were moored though.
Average speed:0.89 mph (0.89 lock/mph)