Today's plan was to start a little later at twenty past ten to arrive at Preston Brook Tunnel for the 11 o'clock passage which worked well, there was probably about 30mm drop on Dutton Lock and I could open the gates without drawing a paddle. This just left us a 5 minute wait before entering the tunnel.
We found the Bridgewater surprisingly busy and probably saw over 15 boats on the move. The weather was decidedly chilly today compared with what we have had but four ours latter saw us mooring for the night in Lymm. There were just 3 boats here when we arrived, one a day boat left shortly after we got here but now there are 8 of us moored here, almost as many as you find in the summer.