Well in case you are wondering why yesterday was such a short day we went to Cirencester for my Grandsons 10 birthday party and this is what they got up to. They are supposed to be playing Bubble football, but basically they are having a good time.
This morning started well but clouded over about mid day. We left the marina about 10am. turned right towards Middlewich. As well as meeting a few Narrowboats we met a chap in his canoe. We were hoping that having met so many boats the Middlewich locks would be with us, but no. We passed quite a few dead branches in the canal which if you didn't spot them could prove troublesome. In Middlewich we stayed on the Trent and Mersey going straight ahead at the junction and up Kings Lock. The next lock up, Rump's Lock has quite a bulge in the offside wall. Across the road from Rump's Loch there use to be a pub called The Kinderton Arms, they have been restoring it for several years and we always wondered if one day it would open as a pub again, it seems not, as the notice board outside said it is now a Thai restaurant. All the way from Middlewich the canal runs right alongside the road making it a bit noisy for mooring so we continued on to just below Booth Lane Top Lock. mooring by Stud Green Bridge just after where the canal and road part company.