Lived onboard Hadar

Daisypath Vacation tickers

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Vale Royal to Sutton Swing Bridge.

Map picture

Sutton Swing Bridge

We set off from the visitor moorings at Vale Royal and were soon approaching Vale Royal locks.

SAM_3171

In the larger lock was moored Alcor, which one of the lock keepers owns.

SAM_3174

Big locks.

SAM_3175

Approaching Hunt’s locks.

SAM_3176

SAM_3177

Approaching Northwich and Hayhurst swing bridge.

SAM_3178

We pulled in at the 48 hour moorings to empty our toilet cassette, as the sanitary station moorings were busy. Whilst moored here we met up with Lin and Alan on Farthings Hook, who had been at the festival and moored with us at Vale Royal last night. They suggested we stick together for the locks which we did. Once we were all ready we both set off down the river.

SAM_3179

Approaching Anderton Boat Lift.

SAM_3182

SAM_3183

SAM_3184

We arrived at Saltersford locks just as the lock keeper was going to lunch, so we moored up on the pontoon and lunch too.

SAM_3189

Saltersford lock.

SAM_3190

Niagara Falls!

SAM_3192

Approaching Acton Bridge Cruising Club.

SAM_3194

Acton swing bridge.

SAM_3195

Approaching Dutton locks.

SAM_3197

We were called into and used the bigger lock of the two, so really big lock.

SAM_3199

Approaching Dutton Viaduct, an impressive structure.

SAM_3202

Wide open water, I opened Hadar’s engine up a bit more along here, and she trotted along nicely.

SAM_3203

Keith.

No comments: