Thursday, 25 August 2016

Sod that !


IMG_7637After a very peaceful night on the moorings just past Aqueduct marina we pulled pins at 07.40 in beautiful Sunshine and headed off along the Middlewich Branch and soon passing this fine looking House at Church Minshull Wharf.

IMG_7652Sod that for a game of soldiers as the saying goes. I don’t know how much these guys get paid but I’m sure it’s not enough.

IMG_7645Between bridges 18 and 19 and we pass these old Canal Horse stables that have been now converted into most desirable modern day living quarters.

IMG_7659After a couple of hours of most enjoyable cruising we drop down from the Middlewich Branch and on to The Trent and Mersey Canal at the town of Middlewich.

IMG_7666After a quick stop in Middlewich to replenish the cupboards we carried on Northwards on The T&M . We soon passed this boat and was amazed by the amount of stick on solar panels on it’s port side. The strange thing is that there were none on the roof and I couldn’t see any cables coming from them to link up with the boat’s battery bank. How bizarre !

IMG_7671A couple of miles before Broken cross and we picked up this mooring, one which we have used a couple of times before. It’s very similar to Tixall Wide where the canal opens up and it almost feels like you are on a lake. We will now have a night here and then cruise on for a couple of hours in the morning and then hopefully get passage down the Anderton boat lift and on to The River Weaver.                              

                                                                                                                    Happy Days


  1. The panels stuck to the side were one of my ideas that were "dis-allowed"... apparently they would look stupid - I could live with stupid ! (truth be known I'm used to that anyway lol).

    I envy the chap though - especially if he's got the down the other side too... all that lovely free power!

  2. Hi, I do love free power, at this time of the year our 400 watts of solar runs the boat with plenty to spare.
    I did wonder if the boat with them stuck to the side had a mooring that faced the Sun, and with the Sun being so low in the Winter it would make the ideal place to stick them, far better than on the roof.