Early this morning, James had an appointment for a blood test at Nantwich health centre where, luckily, they were able to give him an immediate result. We’re hoping all this will soon be a thing of the past when he sees his consultant in Chichester later this month. Getting that out of the way we were soon away from our mooring and heading out of dear old Nantwich to meet up with friends Lyn and Chris on nb ‘Niamh’ for a cruise towards Manchester.
A lovely example of a replica Dutch barge ‘Strawberry Fields’ which we came across just outside Nantwich.
We needed to take on water this morning but the service area at Nantwich was very busy so we journeyed up to the water point at Barbridge Junction which turned out to be a bit of nightmare!
Here’s us waiting on the opposite side of the canal for the water point. It’s an awful place to get water so we found out! Nb ‘Niamh’ caught us up here and just managed to get through the gap.
Another view of the junction and water point. It just so happened that as we got there a number of boats converged on the area at the same time and made it all a bit tricky. Not a water point we’ll use again in a hurry.
Turning at Barbridge Junction onto the Middlewich Branch we soon passed Venetian Marina which was undergoing a superb makeover. All boats cleared out while new pontoons go in.
We passed through Cholmondeston Lock and Minshull Lock and soon met up with Lyn and Chris who were moored up near the River Weaver aqueduct.
So here we are for the evening, wine and nibbles before dinner on Chance! The weather has been fine, regardless of the forecast.