Miles:6 Locks:1 Lock miles 7
|Sutton Bridge moorings|
Lots of skiffs on the water from Runcorn Rowing Club.
Sunny periods much more prolonged but still a chill wind when sun hidden.
Noticed the engine running very hot mid voyage - helm squawked and crew ran with a large bottle of water - crisis averted...
Passed a very shiny widebeam on approach to Dutton Lock; the lockkeeper was somewhat scathing about the skipper's ability...
Had a prolonged passage up the lock as something was fouling one of the bottom gates so they had to re-empty the lock and open / close the gate to clear it. Each lock cycle uses 500,000 gallons apparently so it took 1 million gallons to raise us up 8 feet!
Heading towards the Acton Bridge moorings, they looked quite full and also very close to busy road bridge. So we did a U-turn (no need for winding holes on the Weaver Navigation!) and moored at the Dutton Mile moorings which are lovely and quiet but still in sight of and just a gentle stroll from the Leigh Arms!
|Dutton Mile mooring|
Had a couple of pints at the pub while we wrote our postcards.
Quiet evening and night on these lovely moorings.