I was right. We didn't sleep well last night. The HGVs kept thundering past all the time - if you value an uninterrupted shut-eye then don't moor just above King's Lock in Middlewich. Counterintuitively the traffic noise subsided only during rush hour. This was because everything was reduced to a crawl. At 0800 I looked out of the window and was surprised to see nothing but lorries.
Despite our forthcoming rendezvous with our friends (who have a mooring directly above King's Lock on the offside, as it happens) we were determined to move away from this most peaceless of locations, so we winded and dropped through four locks to tie up just after Bridge 172.
At the sharp left bend where the dry dock is Jan manoeuvred Jubilee past Constance.
We saw Chris and Jan on Tilly May again today as they passed Adrian and Chris's boat Essence. They stopped in front of Jubilee to get some provisions.
More on that important bed - The bed project is progressing very slowly as I’m trying to ensure there are no mistakes. Jarrah timber is expensive and wastage isn’t something we want...
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