|Typical lock exit - chimneys need to be considered!|
Firstly I had negotiated to buy a painted water can, which couldn't easily be got to me, but which it might just be possible that someone could deliver. Secondly a friend and former work colleague, now based up near Wilmslow, had been tracking our progress on Facebook, and wondered if it might be possible to come and meet us. Middlewich would be our most Northerly point before turning off the Tent and Mersey to head back South West, and would be closest to anyone we might meet, but really we needed to press on further, taking us away from them.
|The "joys" of canal boating.|
|Most of the hail and ice cleared off.|
|Wardle Lock - Before "Sickle" left without me.|
|Just three of the excessive Middlewich "hairdresser count".|
Thurlwood to Church Minshull
Miles: 14.2, Locks: 21
Totals for extended trip....
Miles: 180.5, Locks: 118