Although the river is mostly rural, reminders of why it was made navigable in 1732 crop up regularly.
These were built using reinforced concrete to save precious steel after WWII.
We had odd showers this morning, but it’s improved considerably this afternoon, and we’ve even had some sun.
We moored on the wharf, just a couple of minutes from the pedestrianised High Street. Mags went into Specsavers for her eye test, while I went up to Sainsbury’s for something for tea and a joint for Sunday lunch.
Arriving back on the boat we had a cup of tea before heading back downstream. Northwich is OK for an overnight stop, but the best moorings are through the swing bridge, on the right. It’s too noisy on the wharf. But we chose to head back and moor near the boat lift.
Witton Brook joins the river under a graceful span just upstream from the lift. During the reconstruction of the river to allow navigation, this stream was made passable, through one lock, for about ¾ of a mile.
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