Middlewich

We have finally made it to Middlewich. We set off in thick fog, filled with water etc, and slowly made our way towards Middlewich and the Shropshire Union Canal Middlewich branch. We met a few boats along the way today. Weather not very good when we started for taking photos, but soon cleared to be another lovely sunny day. I am going to have to leave some layers off if it stays like this!
British Salt works.

British Salt works.

Another bonus today was a heron that followed us along. It came very close but always managed to fly away as we got near. I did manage two photos though.

Friendly Heron

Friendly Heron

Heron taking off

Heron taking off

We decided to turn at Middlewich junction and get on to the Shropshire Union Middlewich branch, before mooring for a couple of days. We want to explore Middlewich and do some shopping. The junction was quiet as we went through the last lock on the T&M before turning, I went ahead to check if the junction was clear. Another boat was coming down. As there isn’t enough room for 2 boats to get through under the bridge, Charlie held back at the winding hole. Unfortunately then things got busy, a hire boat was trying to jump the queue, but soon was told what order everyone was in. After 3 hours 45 minutes cruise we moored on 48hr moorings. The time certainly goes very quickly!

Our first mooring on the SUC Middlewich branch. One of the gardens in front of us is flying the cornish flag.

Our first mooring on the SUC Middlewich branch. One of the gardens in front of us is flying the cornish flag.

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