Friday, 25 April 2008
Moored up below Marbury lock having done 4 miles & 10 locks, but did stop for an excellent (and rather liesurely) lunch at Willeymoor Lock. Pushed on in the sunshine & did 11 miles, 2 lift bridges & 9 locks intending to moor as soon as we we were on the Shroppy main, but there is this dreadful lip, below the concrete sides, which means you can't get the back end on, try as we might, we couldn't moor 'til South of Nantwich. By which time it was chucking it down with rain. Best fun was had at Wrenbury where push button control operates the lift bridge controlling the road through the town. Stick your Waterways key in & listen to the warning sirens go, pull the stop barrier across the road & push the button to lift the bridge. All the traffic has to sit there and wait......power....loving it! 1 mile & 15 locks in the morning.