Monday, 16 May 2011

Heartbreak Hill complete…

Not a lot to say about today’s cruising really – same grey skies and drizzle, and more locks.  We have now completed Heartbreak Hill, the 26 locks between Red Bull and Wheelock.  They weren’t too bad, we had a nice couple on the boat in front of us, who were opening paddles to fill the 2nd lock of the duplicates where possible, as were we for the boat behind, and we met quite a few boats coming up, so all in all, lots of the locks were ready for us.  We are now moored just a little west of Wheelock, with only 5 locks until the Middlewich Branch, which we shall easily make tomorrow.  The sun keeps trying to come out now, so fingers crossed for a better day, weather-wise, tomorrow.

SDC10667The Romping Donkey, a famous canal-side pub

SDC10668Under the M6 – don’t envy the poor sods above us!

SDC10670Tonight’s mooring, out in the country, just as we like it

4.7 miles and 14 locks

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