To show our guests more of the river Weaver we went upstream to just before Winsford, winded and then headed back to Northwich. Just as we were approaching the floating pontoon mooring by the cinema another boat pulled away leaving just enough space for us. After lunch we took a quick wander round the shops
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
The Weaver lock keepers dont come on duty until 9:00 and cant lock the first boat through until 9:15 it seems. But we were there just after nine and they locked us through. Between Vale Royal locks and Hunts lock there are several boatyards that grew up to deal with the larger boats that used
We started down the lift at our alloted time of 10:00. From the top we could see Brian & Diana on NB Harnser. They had just picked up the boat from having a full re-paint. It looked very smart. As we came out of the bottom of the lift Harnser was waiting there, so we
We did a short chug up to just below Hunts lock. Then moored up and walked up to Vale Royal locks. Originally we had planned to cruise this way up to Winsford, but the engineering works on Vale Royal overran, so CRT advised us that we would be delayed this way. So that’s why we
A lovely bright sunny day today. We had booked our passage through Dutton and Saltersford locks for 11:00 and 12:00 respectively. We arrived at Dutton just after 10 o’clock so moored up and had a cup of tea while waiting. The CRT guys turned up about 10:40 and locked us through. We met them again
We are moored on the river Weaver after a really great days boating. The wildlife here is abundant with ducks, swans, geese, great crested grebes, little grebes, cormorants, kingfishers, coots, moorhens & herons. All this and trip down the amazing Anderton boat lift.