Rookery Bridge to Clive Green Moorings
7 miles, 7 lock
The early birthday dinner for Sue last night was a success apart from no photos that are worthy of sharing! Today dawned fine and bright. Shortly after we set off we encountered this construction on the towpath which we assume is to slow/deter or indeed decapitate cyclists. All very admirable except
they can just cycle round the side!
The pound was probably about a foot down, but thankfully did not cause too many problems
At the first lock of the day there were gongoozlers with a difference
and a queue
This trip along the Middlewich Arm of the Shropshire Union Canal was one to be undertaken just to get from A to B - it follows a very busy and very noisy road all the way to Middlewich
The scenery becomes more and more industrial
Boats kept coming and going at most of the locks - some were in our favour and others weren't
As you approach Middlewich there is a large winding (turning) hole - just the place to moor a fibre glass cruiser!
We moored above the lock at the junction and headed into town for a Tesco shop - quite a trog, but worth the effort. Once we were back we went down the lock first to call in for diesel at the boatyard on the right - as we pulled away Cleddau emerged from the lock and it was their turn to fill the tank.
It is very busy down there with boats coming and going in all directions all of the time.
As we finished the first lock after the junction Cleddau turned in to follow us up
despite the neighbours
With great views
We joined Sue and Ken on their boat for tea and cake courtesy of Mr Tesco and Welsh Cakes courtesy of Ken.
Then it was back to our boat to enjoy the view from the side hatch
Although the weather was very kind, with all the stops and starts the day did seem a little endless, but we were grateful to be dry and warm and to be moored in such a beautiful mooring;