We’re on familiar territory now. So we think we’re in for a couple of boring days.
But cruising is never boring. There is a lot of traffic on the canal.
As well as in the canal.
And one wonders: does Anderton ever lift boats?
I’m joined on the boat by hundreds of illegals.
And there are delicious meals to enjoy.
We finally have roses on the back doors (castles will be a future project).
After Plank Lane Lift Bridge (operated by CRT because it is broken down) we get stuck behind someone who’s either drunk, high, not a full shilling, or every possible combination of this. He cruises so slow that at a certain point I can but shout: “Can you please speed up?”
But there are rewards as well. Three tunnels (oh, I just love tunnels…), coffee at Black Prince at Acton Bridge, meals with family at Stockton Heath, and the prospect of a visitor tomorrow.
No, boating is never boring.