Our best trip ever up the M5/M6. As it was Saturday I expected it to be busy, but we made it in 2 hours 15 minutes. So a quick unload and we were off towards Middlewich. We shared Big Lock with a family who were then just going to turn and go back. When we got to the bottom of the three locks all chaos ensued!
There was a queue of four boats going up, but it was also turnround day for the Andersens hire base. So there was nowhere to wait for the lock. Also the hire base customers were trying to join the queue. It took us 2 hours to get through to above King’s Lock.
Then a fairly pleasant afternoon’s cruise to just before Wheelock.