As a result of this neither of us woke before 8:30 and it was nearly 10:00am before we got under way.
|Neighbours keep a watchful eye on passing boats|
|Having descended the lock I make my turn at the junction|
|Only feet to spare between bow and stern|
|AmyJo seems to only just squeeze into King's lock|
|The wide after Kings Lock|
|Salt mountain similar to the one on the Weaver by Northwich|
|Refined salt waiting to be bagged and loaded onto lorries for delivery|
Further on and past the Chemical works are Booth Lane Locks. Here all the locks are doubled allowing boats to lock up and down at the same time. However, between middle lock and top lock we came across a wreck partially blocking the cut. Navigation with care was possible keeping well over to the offside. It's location is going to make removal difficult as getting a crane in looks impossible and judging from the state of the hull it will never float without several patches being applied first.
|This wooden hulk clearly was not going to float again. Damage can be seen on the stern corner.|
|This photo shows how the hulk is hindering navigation|
|Canalside new build|
|The old Elton Moss wharf is just out of shot on the left of picture above|
|This development stretched on for nearly 2 miles.|
|Services at Wheelock|
At lock 63 we were surprised to find the bow of a working boat across the cut in the pound above. It looked odd, seeming to try and wind but there was no winding hole here. A quick glance at the pearsons revealed no winding hole either but a closer look showed a very small wharf off to the right. Sure enough as I passed it all was revealed.
|the Strange appearance of the working boat bow|
|All revealed as this small wharf was tucked away off to the right of the pound|
|Picturesque section of the Wheelock locks.|
|The black clouds threaten but never delivered fortunately|
|Either VERY tall hedges or a folly :-) No just a house lower then the field.|
|Do not disturb if you please I'm enjoying this warm concrete|