Saturday 9 June 2012

On the move

Overcast and gray. But not raining, and the wind has dropped. It's time to bid a fond farewell to Chester. Some day we might go on through the city and up to Ellesmere Port, but not now. We'll saunter down to Middlewich for the Folk and Boat Festival at the end of next week. If we get there too early we'll see if there's time for a brief trip north to see the Anderton Boat Lift.

Chester has been a good experience, from the initial tourist-type exploration, through the excitement of the Olympic torch, the soaking days that followed and the fun of a day out with family. We'll remember the friendliness of staff at cathedral and marina (including the one called "Marina"!). We'll certainly remember the 41A bus service.

While we've been parked we've slipped into one or two unboatmanlike habits, so it's a good clear-out and tidy-up while we've still got a mains hook-up. Not to mention serious use of the launderette. Then it's off and away. The road leads ever, ever on…


  1. Glad to hear you're on the move again....there's some really nice moorings just before Church Minshull on the Middlewich Branch provided by the Shropshire union canal society.And Church Minshull marina have good services and shop including their own real ale should you require top ups!Happy cruising.

  2. Church Minshull sounds like a good place for an overnight stop, Mo. We're taking it gently, so it may be just the right distance for tomorrow. Thanks for the tip.

  3. If you look at the first picture on my blog you'll see the place, nice and sheltered a large area of green with picnic table etc.

    1. Mo, I checked out your blog to see the pic, and noticed you'd been blogging a bit. So I shall have great joy in adding you to my subscriptions in Google Reader, and I'm really glad you've been able to get out cruising. Hope the arrangements for your second knee op go well and fit in with your plans.

      We found the site the you mentioned. We're moored up tonight between bridges 12 and 13 on the Middlewich branch.

  4. Thanks Martin. Hope it's not raining too much up there! still at least you're in the right vehicle!