There’s a large population of swans at Middlewich, above King’s Lock, though there doesn’t seem to be as many as there has been in the past.
They’re very used to dogs and people, mainly indifferent but there’s always a stroppy one…
Butter wouldn’t melt, eh?
We had a bit of a lie in this morning not leaving till nearly 10.
One length of the moorings has been rebuilt now, leaving another to start on.
…next on the agenda
We hit lucky with all the locks today, boats were coming down in a regular flow, so all of them were empty and ready for us.
Booth Lane Locks
Buzzard on the hunt near Paddy’s Wood
Mum keeps a very young brood under control
and a pair waiting for the big event.
The moorings at Wheelock were busier than we expected, but have thinned out as the lunchtime stoppers have moved on.
Meg was due to visit Hair of the Dog this afternoon to get her spring clipping, but unfortunately Lynn is not well. We’ve re-scheduled for tomorrow morning before we go. I don’t think Meg’s too disappointed!
Locks 4, miles 5½. Back to our normal cruising pattern – for one day.