We’re on familiar terrain again, heading towards Middlewich. Passing the same swan nest, but this time there are cygnets (why are they not called swanlings, I wonder?).

Same nest, but now with cygnets

Same nest, but now with cygnets

And the house on the picture didn’t change either.

The same as last time

The same as last time

Only the sun bathing (?) heron wasn’t there the last time. Due to the rain, I guess.

Strange behaving heron

Strange behaving heron

We stop at Uplands Marina to speak about our boat. I promise to alter my original plans and mail them to Jonathan. He will forward them to Billy at Nantwich Canal Centre where we will meet him next week on Tuesday.

Just before Middlewich Big Lock we use the winding hole to turn back towards Acton Bridge. The winding hole should be big enough (70′) but Lawrance tries to avoid some fisherman, and thus making a complete fool of himself. We do get turned around, though…

Again we stop at Broken Cross. We get a bit of an argument here. I have to jump off, to moor the boat, but with all the flowers I can’t see where the water stops and the bank starts. And I don’t want to break my leg…

Where does the canal meet the bank?

Where does the canal meet the bank?

We have a meal in the Old Broken Cross, and I use their electricity and wifi to send the altered boat plans to Jonathan.

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