|Waiting at the southern end of Harecastle Tunnel|
to be given instruction to proceed.
|North portal of Harecastle Tunnel,|
Note the colour of the water
Saturday morning was a short cruise bringing us to Harecastle Tunnel. About an hour of cruising in the dark in a convoy of boats. Entry is controlled by Canal and River Trust. We were first. At the northern end the water is a strange milky rusty colour due to ironstone strata. This brings you into Kidsgrove. Pretty moorings with a short walk into town, not so pretty! However there is a launderette and a Tesco, so that was Sunday taken care of.
|The best building in Kidsgrove|
|Stopped here for water and fish and chips!|
|It does exist, note the name, we found her!|
Another couple days of cruising through pleasant countryside we arrived in Middlewhich on Wednesday. Mooring by the road, not so good, but next to a boat called Brecon with Diane and Kevin on board, that was good. After a while chatting we ended up in the King's Lock pub where we had a lovely meal. Diane is originally from Sandbach and when we discovered Thursday was market day we got the bus for a visit. There are some beautiful buildings around the town and we had a lovely day.
|Old Hall Sandbach|
Today Cheryl is joining us for the day, we have some locks ready for her to help us with! We will be continuing our way north.