Tuesday, February 09, 2010

On the Shroppie, Main Line

A nice, gentle cruise today. Still fine and dry, threatening the odd bit of sleet but not amounting to anything. That wind is still cold though. Having said that, it’s been a pleasant afternoon with long sunny spells.

We moved off from Cholmondeston Lock late morning, and shortly were running the gauntlet of the long term moorings on both sides of the canal approaching Barbridge.

Barbridge Long Term Moorings.
I’ve always had a chuckle at the name of one of these boats….

We only saw one other boat on the move today, and of course we met it on the junction with the main line….

She gave way to us, which was just as well. Getting A 70 footer round the corner is bad enough, with us in the bridge ‘ole it would have been impossible.

We turned north, running alongside the busy A51

Our fuel is just a tad cheaper…
We filled with water at Calverley before heading up to the next winding hole, turned and came back to moor at Calverley Bridge.

It’s a pleasant spot here. We’ll probably stay put tomorrow, before heading down to Nantwich.

Locks 0, miles 5

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