Tuesday morning, after a boatie breakfast of Bacon and Egg Sandwiches we prepared for our guests, Gill sorting out a buffet type lunch, myself having a tidy up. My cousins from Marple and Cheadle arrived with their partners around 11am and away we went to the winding hole at the end of the embankment, then back through Nantwich before tootling on passed Hurleston Junction. We moored for lunch at Barbridge. After lunch we gave them a locking experience, turning right onto the Middlewich branch to the reasonably deep Cholmondeston lock.
|Gill and George on lock duty. George remembers as a child helping|
boatmen down Wigan Locks for a bucket of coal.
|Jim and Carolyn.|
|First time in a lock for them all.|
|Leaving Cholmondeston Lock.|
|Nantwich Visitor moorings on the embankment.|
Gill and I had all the buffet leftovers, including the rest of the wine for a late tea before relaxing in front of the telly.