Last night it rained for about 12 hours and my rain gauge indicated we had nearly 10 mm fall. As we had no where important to go today I waited until the rain stopped before setting off at 12-20 I should have waited another half an hour as is soon started again.
Just after leaving I saw but of an unusual sight, 6 herons on the towpath, I have tried to photograph them but its not come out to well. There were even more flying around so I suspect there is a Heronry in the trees opposite.
New Bridge is a very low swing bridge and each side of it there is a floating pontoon where you can wait for the bridge to swing. These pontoons are effectively islands as they are piled into the river and not connected to the land. I was therefore a bit surprised to see a canoe portage sign on each one, I am not sure where you would portage your canoe to. Part of the Union Salt mine that has been worked out is now used by a company called Deepstore to store archives and other important material. The Guardian did an article about them HERE It is the UK’s largest PD5454 compliant storage and records management facility, with over 1.8 million square metres of available space deep in the salt mine.
We carried on to the Town Moorings at Winsford passing The Red Lion moorings on the way, I looks as if someone has decided that their welcome garden looked too good and have remover the letter N and damaged the L. This is what it looked like 5 days ago.
I am not sure what size boats they were expecting to come this far up the Weaver but the mooring rings are big enough to moor a coaster to. There is also a water point here of BW design even though we are no longer on CRT waters. I will see if a CRT key fits it later. Needless to say that since we have been here there has been no rain.