There was a boat coming up the locks as we finished our business, so the first two of the day were with us.
I re-boarded for the 10 minutes cruise to the next lock, but from there on there was no point as the locks come comfortably close together.
They were built with speed in mind, so empty and fill rapidly.
You wouldn’t want to fall in there….
Unfortunately we were following another boat down so had to turn the next 3 or 4 locks, but then started meeting a steady stream of craft so could swap locks as we went.
The last 2 chambers, above the village of Wheelock, are very close together, and Mags had to swing wide around the ex- Fellows, Morton and Clayton motorboat Dove as the 2 boats swapped over.
This was the last of the day, too, as we pulled in on the moorings near the village.
Lighting the fire was a waste of fuel, by the time we’d moored the sun was shining and it was getting quite warm.
I had a walk to Pet Superstore just over the main road and topped up the dog food cupboard, including a bag of tripe sticks which Meg is very fond of. But they don’t half pong!
Tomorrow is another short day into Middlewich. We’re hoping to stop above King’s Lock, and to stay till Saturday. Apparently there’s something on TV on Friday that Mags wants to watch…. I guess it’ll be a trip to the chippy for tea.
Locks 10, miles 2