Saturday, August 12, 2006

Saturday 12th August 2006
Left Brambles Cutting about 09:30 heading for Middlewich. Going through the 5 locks gave us a chance to re-learn skills not practised for several years.

A bit chaotic around Kings Lock Basin where the Wardle Canal heads off westward to the Shroppie, with boats going in all directions!
Pulled in after Kings Lock to have a look around the chandlery, do a bit of shopping, and get fish and chips for lunch. Still as good as we remember!

Left and passed Rumps Lock and the Booth Lane 3. Pulled in for the night between Bridges 161 and 160.
Weather fine, dry but breezy, warm when the sun comes out.
8 Miles, 9 Locks.

I should explain, we are heading for the Midlands, specifically the Syston area on the Soar. My family comes from here, and my parents, 1 brother and 1 sister are still in the area. My other sister lives in New Zealand, and got married in July in Fiji, to a New Zealander. As none of our lot were able to go, we are having a reception anyway, on the 27th August. Any excuse for a party! Kay (sister) and Nyree (sister in law) are organising it, so it should certainly be different!
We’re going to look for a marina berth, and stop for maybe a week.

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