Friday, 19 September 2008

An Indian summer perhaps?

9 Locks, 8 Miles, 2 Lift bridges. Now moored at Nantwich.

It had the makings of a summers day as we set off from Wrenbury this morning. There was still a hint of mist on the horizon but as the day wore on the sun made its presence felt, glorious. We had the mis-fortune of crossing paths with a hire boat where the crew didn't have much expertise in the handling of a narrow boat. At one lock they somehow managed to finish up wedged against the bywash weir and a short time later we passed them moored up but it wasn't long before they finished up broadside across the cut having not moored up securely.

Since mooring up we have met an Australian couple living on a narrowboat but they return to Australia for the English winter. We also bumped into the NZ couple on the Valley Cruisers hire boat that we briefly spoke to on Tuesday, needless to say we had a good old chinwag.

1459 locks, 3026 miles, 51 Tunnels, 42 swing bridges and 39 lift bridges since Nov 2006

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