Monday 6 May 2024

Hack Green - again

Today's Canal - Shropshire Union

The very early morning was bright and sunny but by the time we set off at 10 am it was much cooler than yesterday and very overcast, as this photo shows, taken as we  came under the first bridge of the day, Cornes Bridge.

We were now retracing our steps so not a lot new to see! There was no-one on the customer service facility as we passed by - why are they always free when you don't need to stop? And back across the aqueduct.

Almost at the end of all the moorings was this small day boat, looking very forlorn and neglected.

However it has written on its side a declaration that (at least last year) it was still wanted! But not wanted enough to show an ID or a licence . . .

Just before Marsh Lane Bridge on the very edge of Nantwich a former Lengthsman's cottage is up for sale. Three bedrooms but no bathroom on the first floor - just a shower room as an annex off the ground floor kitchen! However it does have around half an acre of land. It is offered for sale by Informal Tender with a closing date of this Friday, so if interested you will need to get a move on. Amazingly, the guide price is £650K - £700K+. Well, we knew that this town is a popular place . . .

We continued on to Hack Green Locks where, to our surprise there was a queue of 3 or 4 boats waiting to come down. Not an excuse for turning the second lock on us . . . "We did not see you coming . . . " At least the next two boats were very keen to make sure we came up as quickly as possible. 

Above the locks we  moored on the same VM as before, with the intention of having lunch and then moving both car and boat nearer to Overwater in the afternoon. However, we later revised our plan to making this final move tomorrow when we can take the boat straight into the marina rather than stay overnight on the towpath nearby.

5.8 Miles - 2 Locks

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