Saturday, 18 March 2017

Barton Saturday 18 March 2017

Last night as we were going to bed I looked out of the rear doors and this was the view, the rain had just stopped for a short time and there wasn’t a breath of wind.

Well we haven’t boated far today, we spent the mooring wandering round Northwich returning to the boat a little before lunch just as it started raining again. We cruised up to just below Hunts Lock and had lunch.
After lunch we spent the afternoon at the Salt Museum in Weaver House, the old Work House, this was our third visit and still saw things we hadn’t seen before. We returned to the boat via Hunts Lock, again in the rain.
At 5pm we pushed off to moor by the Anderton Lift passing under the railway viaduct.
Just through the viaduct is one of the few remaining distance markers showing how far it is from the lock, they are moulded in concrete so most of them are damaged.
Between the rain showers it was quite pleasant with no wind, this gave so nice reflections as we passed Yarwood's basin with the Narrowboats all moored bows out to the river.
We passed the town centre again and I took another shot of the Odeon Cinema, you can see how murky the weather was.  
We moored on the 1 day visitor mooring pontoons just before the Lift but felt the noise from the soda works opposite might be a bit intrusive so we carried on for about a mile and a half to the 48 hr visitor moorings at Barton, this is inline with Barton Tunnel on the Trent and Mersey canal.

Today's Journey 
4 miles in one and a half hours

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