We soon crossed the site of the breach of March 2018. There's new concrete edging, smart towpath and new post and wire fencing, but nothing else to indicate the drama of three years ago.
As we approached Minshull Lock I could see a pair of old boats. The one on the outside is Bargus, which we have seen delivering fuel on the Staffs and Worcs and on the Caldon canals. I can't remember the name of the boat on the inside.We found a space at the second 48 hour moorings beyond the aqueduct. We're planning to stay here during tomorrow's forecast rain - and Sunday morning's rain.