Friday, 22 July 2016

Down the (weed) hatch

We made good progress down all the remaining locks to Chester today. All were either in our favour or with a boat already coming up. Below Beeston Iron Lock we shared with another narrowboat.

We picked up the first prop rubbish since the beginning of this trip in April. A plastic coal bag which obviously hadn't been in the water long. I even caught a glimpse of it under the surface in the split second before it wrapped itself round the prop.

Below the water tower we met the hotel restaurant boat L'eau-T Cuisine.

We are now by the city wall; we'll go down the Northgate Staircase locks tomorrow.

1 comment:

Vallypee said...

Lovely to catch up with your travels, Halfie. That child is too brilliant for his own good! I liked the boat called James too. I thought I'd got it but then relaised I'd mistaken the J for an H.