Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Sad to leave the Weaver

Our mooring last night at Barnton Cut visitor moorings was delightful, in fact it was on a par with the Vale Royal visitor moorings
Barnton Cut Visitor Moorings
Sadly this was our last night on the river Weaver.  We had the first slot at 9.15 booked on the lift to take us back to the canals.

Waiting for the oil to warm up...... so we were told!   
However by 0920 we were on our way
It was a very gentle ride up which only took about 7 or 8 minutes but then there was  a longer wait for the water levels in the caissons to level out

Back to the top which we had left 6 days ago.
Once out of here and we were back onto the Trent & Mersey canal.   It has been a wonderful interlude, almost like another holiday, at least it has from my point of view.   Geoff was not so enamoured...I think he has something against rivers.   I would agree with him about some of the rivers we have been on.....I have no desire to return to the Ouse, although I am glad we made the trip.  Once is enough however!  
Still we are back on the canals again and to his delight he made an error in his calculations about how many weeks before we have to be back at Clifton.......it is 5 weeks today not 4 as he thought.......pity he didn't realise this whilst we were on the Weaver, we could have stayed longer!

A couple of hours gentle travelling brought us to the Whatcroft winding hole which is on a large flash.  We have moored here before and it seemed a good place to stop for the day.  Barney and I were able to get our morning walk in once we were on the canal so back to the usual routine...............
Total distance:7.44 miles 
Elapsed time:4h13m28s 
Average speed:1.76 mph (1.76 lock/mph) 

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