We hadn’t quite made up our minds what to do today though we knew we were going to move on – but to where?
We had two swing bridges to do this morning, fortunately the first one was done for us by another boat going our way and we said that we would go on and do the second one which turned out to be electric so I certainly drew the long straw today!
|Sutton Common BT Tower
Our first destination was to just beyond bridge 49 to get fuel from Alton (for those of you at home that is Alton the fuel boat and not Alton in Hampshire!) I mentioned Alton back in June when we passed them in Lymm but weren’t able to stop. I follow Brian and Ann Marie on Twitter and it was really nice to finally get to meet them and have a chat and learn from Ann Marie all about being a working boatwife.
By the time we had finished nattering and got under way again it was really too late to start going down the Bosley flight of 12 locks – we will save them for tomorrow. So our home for tonight is at the top lock with wonderful views over the Cheshire plains and we can even see Wales too!
We had to laugh tonight. We are moored at the end of some permanent moorings and one boat has a garden which is really the towpath. An elderly couple arrived at the boat with boxes and a strimmer. No sooner had they arrived and the lady was out tending her garden, which was looking a mess I have to say. Muffin decided to escape and ran up to see her with me in hot pursuit – is this your dog she yelled at me and I replied yes and for some reason Muffin came bounding back to me!! Nothing wrong with that, I hear you say! Well a little later a dog from a boat which had pulled in behind us obviously was on her garden and she yelled at the dog’s owner to keep the dog off her garden. Is it a garden or a towpath??
Gurnett Aqueduct to Bosley Top Lock3.87 miles
0 locks 2 swing bridges