We had done 6 of them yesterday, so the rest to do today taking us to Middlewich.
We took turns to work the locks/drive the boat, and both have taken photos of the split foot bridges at the bottom of the locks. The gap is to allow the horses tow rope to pass through.
Coming down into Middlewich, we passed the Sandbach salt works. We could see this loader scooping up the salt, moving it about. There were big mounds of salt behind him and bags of it stacked up ready to be taken out on lorrys. Sadly not boats.
We turned onto the Middlewich arm of the Shropshire Union Canal and met nb Alton coming out of the first lock. nb Alton is part of the Renaissance Canal Carrying Company delivering coal, logs, paraffin, diesel to those on the canal. So we stopped them and here is Alton alongside Tacet.
"Two bags of Taybrite, please". Lifted across......
A rare sight! (he,he) Money exchanges hands....
All done, easy. Thanks Brian and Ann-Marie.
A peaceful scene from today's cruise,
and another autumn scene. We are now moored above Stanthorne lock just a little way out of the town, in beautiful countryside. Lovely day.
9 miles, 27 locks