On Monday we pulled pins at 07.45 and cruised towards Barbridge on the junction with the Middlewich branch. We passed Hurleston Junction which takes you on to the llangollen as we had planned to meet up with our friends Stewart and Fran from nb The Boat.
Soon after mooring we were joined by Stewart and Fran and it wasn’t long before we were all sat in the sun enjoying a good old drink and a catch up on what we have all been up to. We ended spending the whole afternoon and evening just chilling, drinking and eating . Just the ticket……
We had intended to pull pins on Tuesday morning but when Fran suggested a trip to the Pub for a drink and something to eat we just couldn’t leave and decided to spend another day with them in Barbridge.
It was then a short journey down to Hurleston junction. We had already taken all our fenders off as the locks are very narrow.The walls have started to bow inwards. Several boats have become stuck in the past.
We picked up this rural morning just before Quoisley lock and with bad weather forecast for Thursday we will spend the day here. We want to make an early start on Friday and get through Grindley Brook locks as it can sometimes be a bit of a bottleneck.