Our neighbourly noisy crow woke us up again this morning but at 5am today. Not only was he "singing" but pecking at one of our stainless steel mushroom vents - whether he could see himself in it we don't know, but once again a boat rock cured him!
We said our farewells to Vera and John and went down through Vale and Hunt's locks. We stopped at the services in Northwich and I went back and said hello to Marianne and Mike on Dormouse who were on the visitors moorings, as we had missed them on Wednesday.
We moored up at the bottom of the Anderton boat lift and Richard went to book us in - we were to go on the next one. I had lunch ready for when he got back and we were just finishing as we were directed into the lift. We were joined in the lift by the most miserable boater we have ever come across - he didn't say a word! Also the stale of stale cigarette smoke emanating from the boat was really off putting and we couldn't wait to get to the top and get on our way. The only trouble was that he was going the same way as us and meandered along at about 2mph!
|Going up the lift|
|Muffin at the top|
|Dutton breach moorings|
|I think this speaks for itself!|
|Muffin and Scamp|
|If you look closely you can see two dogs in the distance - they almost rolled down the bank!|
1 boat lift