Wednesday 5 February

Best laid plans ….

Planning to get up and off early, we rose to clear blue skies and although it was gusty, the wind wasn’t as strong as the BBC were suggesting it should be.   We were hoping to make it to Barbridge Junction by tea time.   We moved off and arrived into Middlewich only to find that Lock 74 was closed.   This took me by surprise as it wasn’t a closure I’d been expecting.   Anyway a quick look at the Canal River Trust website showed that I’d missed this one and we are now stuck here for 11 days.   Thankfully the work they plan is in two phases and the canal reopens for the weekend of 15/16 February before phase two starts on the following Monday.   Who said less haste more speed?  Oh well, we’ve got loads of food on board, Series 1 and 2 of Game of Thrones, Series 1 – 3 of Luther, and a year’s subscription to so I don’t think we’ll be bored.