Froxfield -> Hungerford Marsh To Ham Bird action in Oak Hill World Press Freedom Index Oak Hill – Dun Aqueduct Oak Hill Little Bedwyn -> Oak Hill 5 popular destinations for travelling where disease is still rife Chased by sheep – Little Bedwyn Taking a long walk…. Great Bedwyn -> Little Bedwyn Sunday on the canal Crofton Meadows -> Great Bedwyn Wolf Hall -> Crofton Meadows Brimslade -> Wolf Hall My first Zander Wotton Rivers -> Brimslade Most visited sites on the internet ABS LP110 Leisure battery for a narrowboat Burbage wharf Mooring in Wootton Rivers, Wiltshire Sunday in Pewsey Measuring the draft Looking for moorings around Wootton River/Clench New button fitted! Milkhouse Water, Wiltshire Now in Pewsey, CRT mooring rules Get into Stonehenge free Flaperon from MH370; no story – 1 month on Skyrim V Connect/’sign in’ to ‘open network’ wifi on Windows 10 My personal Strava movie – 2016 The biggest hacks of 2016 – A year in hacking US vs Bullying China Russian Google and Reddit misdirects skewing Google Analytics First complaint Winter electricity usage Devizes The fight for freedom, Not In My Back Yard Donald Trump – Puppet masters, Parody to victory, and the march to nationalism US Presidential elections 2016 Taking a narrowboat on the Thames Giles Wood – Melksham Bonny Journey List of dead bankers 2016 – conspiracy update Day 38 – Taunton to Exeter Day 37 – Seend Park to Taunton Day 36 – Seend Park to Bradford on Avon Day 49 – Caen Hill Marina to Seend Park Bleeding a BMC 1800 marine engine 3 Reasons you won’t ever tell me 9/11 was not an inside job Day 48 – Caen Hill Locks Day 47 – Devizes – Caen Hill Locks Day 47 – Honey Street to Devizes Day 46 – Great Bedwyn to Honey Street Day 45 – Newbury to Great Bedwyn Day 43 – Theale to Newbury Day 42 – Goring to Theale Day 41 – Oxford to Goring Day 40 – Aynho to Oxford Day 39 – Claydon to Aynho Day 38 – Flecknoe to Claydon Day 37 – Ansty to Flecknoe Day 36 – Alvecote to Ansty Day 35 – Kings Bromley to Alvecote Day 34 – Little Haywood to Kings Bromley News Winter moorings Day 33 – Stone to Little Haywood Day 32 – Kidsgrove to Stone Day 31 – Wheelock to Kidsgrove Cask ale week – Use your mobile to claim free beer Chimney repairs Day 30 – Marston to Wheelock Day 29 – Dunham Massey to Marston Viewranger mapping app Day 28 – Plank Lane to Dunham Massey Day 27 – Crooke to Plank Lane The anti-Blair cometh…. Day 26 – Rufford to Crooke Day 25 – Morecambe to Rufford – 1,000th post eva! Six companies are about to merge into the biggest farm-business oligopoly in history Day 25 – Hawes to Morecambe Day 24 – Durham to Hawes Day 23 – Newcastle to Durham Day 22 – Norham to Newcastle Day 21 – Edinburgh to Norham Day 20 – Dundee to Edinburgh Day 19 – Aberdeen to Dundee Day 18 – Buckie to Aberdeen Day 17 – Inverness to Buckie Day 16 – Helmsdale to Inverness Day 15 – Helmsdale Day 14 – John O’Groats to Helmsdale Inverness and over the border Travelling by train with a bike UNESCO PLACES OF WORSHIP Day 11 – Tarleton to St. Mary’s Marina, Rufford Day 10 – Tarleton lock Day 9 – Crooke to Tarleton

Bonny Journey – Day 5 – Church Minshull to Marston

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Not a long journey, through Middlewich, and Northwich heading toward the Anderton Lift over the river Weaver.

I anticipate mooring near this is going to be a bit of a problem, so I’ve made it a more relaxed day, intending to tackle the lift and start on the Bridgewater canal in the morning.

Middlewich

Not having visited before, I was pretty pleased how pretty it was on a sunny day.

I had to drop in to Lidl to get some yoghurt, (for breakfast), and some beer, (for sustainance) an cycled, which was nice.

Pretty pleasant place.

Here’s a picture of the high street.

Middlewich
Middlewich

From Middlewich, it’s not far to Northwich and about 8 miles to Preston Brook, the furthest point on the Trent and Mersey and where the Canal And River Trust becomes the

Bridgewater Canal

This is a separate network to the canal and river trust (CRT). And from what I can make out, they’re pretty keen to make money out of you.

I lifted this from their website “The recent changes to the CRT/Bridgewater reciprocal agreement were made as a result of the problems that the Bridgewater Canal enforcement team have encountered over the past 18 months. The overstaying and abuse of the Canal by some boaters is far more widespread than initially envisaged with over 70 statutory enforcement notices served and 7 craft removed from the Canal for failure to comply and therefore we have had to act to protect the Canal.”

“The change we have brought in means that any return within 28 days from the date of leaving whether leaving after 3 days or 5 days or up to 7 days then a permit will now be required. A 7-day permit is available which applies to Bridgewater craft on CRT waters and CRT craft on Bridgewater Canal or a return permit to transit through for a reduced fee of £20 (3-days) is also available and can be purchased on the Bridgewater Canal website or by telephone or from an enforcement officer.”

Which basically means, if you want to return within a month, even if you’re just passing through, you’re going to have to pay £20.

I’ll hit the Bridgewater tommorow after passing thought the Anderton Lift.

Anderton Lift

Derelict for many years, the lift is a counterweighted contraption that transports boat hydraulically over the river Weaver down from the Trent and Mersey canal.

Marston

Bad reception here and a boat sunk in the canal. Otherwise very pretty.

Moored on pins.

Day 5 – Map

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2 comments:

  1. How exciting…..the Anderton Lift…..lucky fellow…..look forward to hearing about it…you can post in Pink Pig if you want to. Glad your having good ish weather. Enjoy the Bridgewater tomorrow.

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