Friday 12 December

Awoke at 8 and by 10 am we’d consumed a full English, washed up and put everything in its place and were underway.

We passed through Hall Green stop lock which ensures the Macclesfield Canal water doesn’t escape into the Trent & Mersey by lowering boats just one foot. From here we crossed the Red Bull Aqueduct over the Trent & Mersey Canal and then turned left down to Hardings Wood Junction.   Here we took another sharp u-turn left to head back towards Middlewich along the Trent & Mersey.

We passed through 3 locks first before we paused to top up with water at Red Bull Services.

Afterwards Max enjoyed helping Storm with a further 9 locks over a two mile stretch that lowered us 82 ft 5” overall.   We arrived into Rode Heath just before 2pm and moored up.

Apart from a brief sleet shower as we turned onto the T&M today the sun shone all day.

 

Our Rode Heath mooring in the sunshine

Our Rode Heath mooring in the sunshine

Another dozen mince pies baked this afternoon and a shepherds pie cooked.

(5 miles, 13 locks)

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