|Our mooring for the night|
|was the deck, now its firewood|
Just before we moved on for the day we were treated with an amazing sight. A hire boat passed at full speed ahead ignoring my question, asked in calm enquiring tone, " did you forget to slow down?" He then proceeded to zig zag nearly hitting the offside bank, then the towpath and then as he was heading for the bank again an oncoming boat appeared from around the bend, with an almost certain collision about to happen. All of a sudden as he was heading for the towpath again but this time stopping rather quickly as he hit the bank. He disappeared around the bend in similar fashion. God help the Middlewich branch today.