Cholmondeston lock

To avoid the queues that build up at Grindley Brook we set off early to reach there by 7:30. There was no one about, the lockie hadn’t come on duty yet, so we went through unimpeded. A fairly uneventful run down to Hurleston. Except when Heddi had stern words with a hireboat crew who untied quickly and pulled out right in front of us to grab a lock!

The wind has caused problems today, particularly at the Hurleston Locks.

We topped up with water at Barbridge junction, and then stopped just above the first lock on the Middlewich Branch.

I have contacted boat electrician Sandra at Middlewich regarding the alternator problem. I’ll call in there tomorrow to see what she can do.


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