|Kingfisher on Middlewich Branch|
|Bored dog ?|
Shortly South of the Junction a Day Boat decided to forge on past a hire boat at a restricted spot, (I think the hire boat crew had had the sense to hold back), coming forward into a space in front of me that didn't really exist. They therefore decided to ram their bow between a moored boat and the towpath, then swung their tiller hard the wrong way, guaranteeing they hit us broadside with the swinging stern end! Chalice has already lost enough paint and blacking that I don't get emotional about such things, but I imagine that some owner that have more shiny boats might have had a few words with the crew involved!
|Between lower Audlem locks.|
Unusually w now have almost a plan of where we intend to stop each night, and tonight's plan said Audlem, but didn't require us to tackle the whole 15 lock flight. Cath and I though it would be good to try and moor near the Shroppie Fly pub, and have at least a drink or two, and maybe a meal. David ges involved in activities on the Intrnet on Thursday nights, meaning "Skype" calls to other friends, so we thought we could leave him in peace.
|Looking for moorings near the Shoppie Fly.|
|The water inflows below the locks make life "interesting".|
Near Winsford (Middlewich Branch
to Below Audlem Lock 11
Miles: 18.0, Locks: 8
Total Miles: 332.9, Locks: 162 (Worked)