Saturday 13th August, 2016, somewhere north-west of Sandbach.
Another pretty morning; the last few days have really felt like summer and the early mornings are beautiful. The water is so still and the reflections are magical.
Sadly, we parted company with our helpers, with many "thank yous", at the appropriately named village of Wheelock, where we moored up.
We had arranged to meet our friends Keith and Molly, who live in nearby Congleton, for lunch. The visitors moorings in Wheelock are very popular and, being lunchtime, they were full, so we had to go about 200yards further on to moor on pins.
We met Keith and Molly in a nearby pub with the delightful name of The Cheshire Cheese. As pubs go, it was unremarkable but it was very nice to spend time with Keith and Molly and have a catch up over bowls of chips.
However, it was no hardship as it was a very pleasant afternoon and we eventually stopped just past the third lock.
Today: 6 miles, 13 locks and 3.6 hours.
Trip: 239 miles, 188 locks and 180.9 hours.