Tuesday 20th September, 2016 at Nantwich.
We were moored overnight just above the Grindley Brook staircase locks and, as these locks can get very busy and the queues can get very long, we decided to make an early start to be first through the locks. Today, we had a lie in and didn't set off until the sun had risen!
Another three ordinary locks follow just round the corner from the staircase and, because we were first through, they were all in our favour.
Good thing that we had started early as R counted 16 boats coming towards the Grindley Locks in the next two hours! We guess that some of those would have had to queue for four or more hours!
The four locks at Hurleston were quite busy but there were boats going up and down, so we alternated through the locks.
Today: 14 miles, 19 locks and 7.7 hours (and 4 lift bridges).
Trip: 408 miles, 280 locks and 289.7 hours.