(This is yesterday’s blog (Friday) only able to upload today when Blogger came back on line.)
We awoke to sunshine this morning, the first we’ve seen for days, and we set off for Bosley Locks. After watering and loo-ing we were on our way. This is yet another flight of locks in a beautiful setting. They are probably the easiest dozen locks we have worked for a long while. The first few were against us, as per usual, but we soon met a stream of boats coming up the locks, so from lock 4 they were all in our favour, with lots of gates left open for us. Easily turned paddle gear and well balanced gates added to the pleasure. By the time we were at the bottom of the flight, in record time, the clouds had come over again, but at least we stayed dry. We continued on through Congleton to moor in the middle of nowhere, just past Bridge 80! There are no villages nearby, the nearest ‘feature’ is Watery Lane Aqueduct just ahead of us.
7.7 miles and 12 locks