Saturday, 25 November 2017

Middlewich Saturday 25 November 2017

We set off from Suffolk a little after 9 am this morning to a bright sunny but cold morning, we had a good frost overnight and the fields were still white. As we headed north west it got warmer and wetter. Then the good news an accident on the M6 14 to 15 slowing things down. Because of the traffic we had already decided to take the toll road. We left the motor way at Junction 14 joining again at 15 only to hear that the road was now open, but it added less than 10 minutes to the journey and it would still probably been very slow, it was all the way from 16 to 18.

We unloaded the car in the rain with a grand rainbow right across the marina. First job fire the stove up followed by the engine and then the off.

We left the moorings at five past three in very light rain which improved as we went along. Oakfield Marina is coming along, they now have some of the pontoon walkways in and almost ready to put the roof on the building.

We didn't see a single boat moored or moving until we reached Middlewich where we moored ourselves, just before the winding hole around four fifty but which time the light was going fast.

There are some quite large puddles around so they have obviously had quite a bit or rain in the area, unlike the East of the Country.

Our plan this trip is just to go up to Kidsgrove to have a Christmas Lunch with the Trent and Mersey canal Society.

Today's Journey map 014½ miles in 1½ hours

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