The tunnel keeper said it would be cold in there. I found it hard to believe it could be any colder that the conditions we were experiencing - we had sleet at one point - but he was right. As soon as we emerged Jan took the helm and I went inside to revitalise the fire, which I had had to damp down before entering the tunnel.
By one of the subsequent locks was what looked like a roasting tray fixed to a post. What for? Feeding birds? Bathing birds? Anyone know?We tied up at Rode Heath, just past the Broughton Arms. After tea on board we met up with (BCF) friends Martin and Buff for a drink
Tomorrow we'll see how near to Middlewich we can get, given that Jan has a Zoom meeting at 1500.