Sunday, 16 April 2017

Middlewich Sunday 16 April 2017

The dawn choirs went off again this morning, I thought they may have a lie in on a Sunday but, up and at it before 6am .

Just as we left it started gently spitting with rain, nothing much but it indicated what was to come, Our luck with the locks was not so good today and at the first lock, Stanthorne Lock we were third in the queue, By now be had raincoats on.

We passed these very young calves on the way.There were two lots of twins and two singles in the field. Unfortunately this one had forgotten who was mum, not this brown and white one and she soon made that clear to him.DSCF7613

This one was getting very close to the canal edge in the reed bed, hope he was OK.DSCF7614

We decided to stop in Middlewich before Wardle lock for some lunch, Just as we were tying up John and Gillian called out to us from their cottage and invited us round for Brunch, so armed with a bottle of wine we were off. Funny all the time we were with them it didn't rain, but as soon as we returned to the boat it started.

We were third in the queue at Wardle Lock and ended up following them down the Middlewich flight as well. Just below the locks this chap was keeping an eye on what was going on.DSCF7616

There is an old wharf down below the locks just before the main road crosses the canal, It has a boarded up house and a warehouse on site and has been up for sale since before I ever came this way, today we noticed that it has been a little bit more vandalised.DSCF7618
We moored for the night just above Big Lock so that is somewhere handy for dinner tonight.

Today's Journeymap 19 6 miles, 5 locks, 3 canals in 3½ hours.

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