Miles:10 Locks:1 + Anderton Boat Lift Lock miles 11
Set off from Vale Royal Moorings around 10 at the head of a convoy of three boats.
Short wait on the floating pontoon for the lock to be ready.
Went into the lock 3 abreast. On this lock and Hunts Lock they are using the smaller lock rather than the large one in use at Saltersford and Dutton locks.
Left lock in reverse order so we were last in the convoy to Hunts Lock ending up snugly between the other boats.
Went straight through Northwich and tied up at the Anderton visitor moorings. Walked up to Stanley Arms for a drink before returning to the boat for lunch and to wait for our passage up the lift.
|Walking up through Anderton Nature Park for a drink at Stanley Arms|
|The magnificent Anderton Boat Lift|
Alison yomped off to seek forage (damsons and blackberries). Andrew lit the fire as it is definitely not warm enough for August!)