Just after Croxon Flash

12 miles and 8 locks.

A day of queuing  today.

It started off OK, but then started to get much busier. We were in a queue of 4 at Cholmondeston Lock. On exiting the lock we could see the queue for going up was much longer, we counted 12 boats.

As we approached Minshull Lock oncoming boats warned of a long queue. On arrival we discovered that we were either 13th or 14th in the queue. So lunch was taken and the children occupied with games whilst we waited for over two hours. By the time we arrived at Stanthorne Lock the queue was down to only three boats. At Wardle Lock we went straight through

We decided that we needed a pumpout before too long and the best bet was to get up early in the morning and head for Anderton, so we pushed on until about 5:30 and moored up just after Croxton Flash .

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