Sunday, 9 October 2011
Saturday 8th October
A better morning though there was the odd rogue shower. We didn’t have far to go today and only two locks. The Middlewich Branch was opened in 1833 and was owned by the Chester Canal Company. Our destination was Barbridge Junction – the junction of the Middlewich Arm with the Shropshire Union itself. I have two cousins who live locally – so an ideal location to meet up with them. We hadn’t been tied up for long when Millie went ashore, dashed into the hedge and came back with a mouse – honestly it was all over within about three minutes!! The afternoon wasn’t a very pleasant one – wet, grey and dreary so we lit the fire and got on with a few jobs inside. We were moored up opposite the Barbridge Inn and had arranged to meet Philip and Dawn in there. We are a lovely chat, albeit much too short, then headed back to Mary H. I didn't take any photos today so here is one I took a couple of days ago on the River Weaver.