|Leaving the Lyme Green mooorings|
We had a good run to the swing bridge at Dane Moss and only one car left queuing as we passed through, clearly when schools out this road is hardly used.
|Swing bridge at Dane Moss|
By lock 4 the sky was looking pretty dark and threatening. Distant rumbles of thunder accompanying it. We prepared for the downpour to come and carried on.
|Dark angry sky and clear signs of a deluge to come.|
|Only a few spots of rain but still we thought the worst|
Within minutes the sun re-appeared and all looked good, We had dodged the worst of the rain. In fact the sky has had some pretty dramatic cloud formation all day some rain leaden and some with accompanying thunder. Luck for us we dodged all the rain.
|Love these cloud formations|
Even better at lock 5 two volunteer lockies appeared with two boats coming up which meant the rest of the locks remained in our favour. Odd that other than two more boats before the locks these were the only boats we met on the move all day. Perhaps the freshening breeze might have had something to do with that.
|Fabulous cloud formation over the aptly named "The cloud" hill|
|Another darkened sky crossing ahead of us|
|But we worked the locks in bright warm sunshine|
|Thats the royal we of course. I gave Chris a rest at lock 6.|
For the rest of the trip we remained bathed in sunshine, they say the sun shines on the righteous :-) Rain clouds moved all around us but somehow we manage to keep clear.
The canal skirts round the cloud for some distance and the view of it is magnificent. I'd like to go up there one day, the views must be spectacular up there. The cut out plateau near the summit is the source of the stone blocks quarried to build the Bosley locks.
|The cloud now washed with sunshine|
|I guess being gay is clearly not a problem for George and Louis. Good for them I say.|
On the approach to Congleton at 3:30pm we found some lovely moorings on an aqueduct to stop for the night. The sun is shining and the solar panels are working flat out keeping the batteries fully charged. Now for that afternoon power nap!