Day 17 – Middlewich

Well, Wheelock wasn’t great.  Not a lot there. The Cheshire Cheese pub was a rather old fashioned boozer with Hyde’s bitter. We had a Chinese take away, our first take out meal – this was great and did us for lunch the next day. A lazy start but away by 10 ish – towards Middlewich.

Our mooring at Wheelock. The Trent & Mersey on from here was narrow and twisty … with some unusual beasts

Just a few sporadic locks – this one on the outskirts of Middlwich, showing the huge Tata chemical works.

A long and straight section bring the boater into Middlewich. The next lock is Kings Lock and home to the chandlery and the T-junction with the Shroppie. We had planned to stop here but the road was a tad noisy plus Steve Wedgwood at the Chandlers was very busy . .  so we pottered on . .  queuing behind 3 other boats for the final 3 locks … which took 2 hours to get thru

The manic junction

We finally tied up at the visitor moorings and in need of some refreshment

And on for some further refreshment . .  at the Big Lock pub which turned into dinner as well

Is it the angle or is he putting on weight?