On Wednesday morning we moved on a little more, the destination for the day was Bramble Cuttings a short hop to the other side of Middlewich that would be 2 or 3 hours cruising. We entered Stanthorne lock on the Middlewich branch of the Shroppie and began our descent into Middlewich to join the Trent and Mersey. We had no queueing for locks as all the movement seemed to coming up from Middlewich making easy work for us.
We had a tranquil cruise for the last few miles of the day taking in the Swans that were busy nest building and the stunning crisp white blossom trees along the canal.
|Dursley in Stanthorne Lock|
We stopped at the bottom of Middlewich locks to get some shopping as this would be the last chance to do so for a few days, as we pulled in we met Mark and Les from n.b. Tallulah who had the very same idea. After passing some time chatting with Mark and Les we passed through Big lock together before going our separate ways again.
|Blossom trees just past Croxton aqueduct.|
We pulled into Bramble Cuttings in the afternoon and managed to get moored on the end with a bank the full length of the boat as there was only one other boat there.
We were going to move onto Anderton Thursday morning but as we were now alone at Bramble Cuttings we decided to stay another day. It's great place for the dogs to run about in a confined area and of course the odd swim from the beach. We decided we would think about where to tommorrow when tomorrow came.
|Russell on is new pillow|
On the subject of dogs, Russell our Border Terrier puppy is now settling into the boat and found that Edward makes a very comfortable pillow, but more of Russell in later blogs.