With friends Sue and Tom we left home at 6:30 to try and miss the M5/M6 traffic. It wasnt too bad and we arrived at the marina about 9 o’clock. After unloading, topping up the water and a cup of tea we set off around 10 o’clock.
The plan was to go down onto the Weaver for one night then off towards Lymm. We hadn’t booked the lift, but at this time of the year we didnt expect a queue. On arrival at Anderton I went down t the office and secured a slot at 13:40. With about an hour to wait we had lunch and Sue and Tom had a look around the Visitor Centre.
The trip down the lift didnt go completely smoothly. The caison coming up with the trip boat in had problems. They couldn’t seal the gates properly. We were delayed about 40mins, but got it fixed eventually.
Then just a pleasant chug up through Hunts lock and Vale Royal lock to moor up for the evening on Vale Royal visitor’s mooring.