|The rebuilt Middlewich breach section|
|Ascending Wharton Lock, our first lock of the trip with an icy wind but sun shining|
|Bunbury locks, cold and deserted except for us.|
The weather continued to deteriorate and the wind continued to pick up. This did not deter any of us and in fact we all were quite enjoying the trip despite the cold. It is alway good when we get to do our first real trip of the season.
|A rare sheltered section gave brief respite form the wind|
|The usual wait at the Iron lock. Bowing walls mean only one boat can use the lock at a time|
The run from Calverley saw us crabbing along towards Barbridge, the wind quite gusty by now, but at least the sun started to make an appearance again, it still did not warm up any.
|New industrial units being built after Calverley and the Boughey Depot|
|Leaving Hurlston Junction behind|
|Hedge hopping cars! Stacked 3 high in the nearby Scrap yard on the A51.|
|Dog sculpture in Nantwich must have felt the cold as someone has given it a scarf.|
|Smudge supervises whilst Chris helps Marie up through the first lock|
|AmyJo ascending the first lock after I had helped the others through|
|Sheltering in the warm back cabin after working the locks. Does not look happy!|
That evening we moored on the visitors moorings below the Audlem Locks and had a super meal in the Lord Combermere Pub. At last the wind was gone and it started to feel warmer for a change
Average speed:1.33 mph (1.82 lock/mph)