Well the Kingfisher count for this trip is now up to 13 and I wonder how many we passed without spotting them.
It was drizzly overnight but fun this morning apart from 6 spots of rain at ten o'clock, just as we were about to leave but it only lasted moments and we were away at 10-30.
We arrived at Cholmondeston Lock and while Diana was turning the lock the lady from the Chandlery came out and said we were the first boat through from the T&M. Aqueduct Marina looked quite full but they also have a lot of boats out on the hard.
At Barbridge Junction it was hard left towards Nantwich, once past the Barbridge Inn and moored boats the canal is quite fast all the way to Nantwich where 4 MPH is easily achieved with no wash. CRT have set aside a long length of towpath as you come into Northwich as winter moorings but there was only one boat moored there, however there were only 2 spaces on the 48 hour moorings up to the aqueduct. Just over the aqueduct we passed Richard on the fuel boat Mountbatten we would see him again later in the day. We continued out of Nantwich towards Hack Green Locks passing a flock of Canada Geese sitting on the offside bank.
As the weather isn't looking so good for tomorrow we decided to go up the two locks before mooring for the night. As I sat typing this we heard Richard approach so I went out to wish them both a merry Christmas.