Back up the lift

On Tuesday we found there was a garden centre that was only a mile away from where we were moored at Northwich.  Our spring pots are beginning to go off and Karen wanted to start potting them up with some summer plants.  It was Buddy’s first trip to a garden centre and here he is investigating some of the ornamental animals.

We didn’t get rained on too much and when we got back we moved to a water point so that we could empty the pots and clean them up before being replanted.

We decided to set off back to the boat lift and wait for a slot to take us back up to the Trent & Mersey.  On the way down a trip boat came hammering past us.

It wasn’t long before we could see the boat lift in front of us so we moored up and I went to book in.  I got a slot for 3.00 so we had some lunch whilst we waited.

Going into the lift from the bottom seemed even more awesome than coming down as the full height could be seen.

The basin at the bottom of the lift used to be used by proper freight ships up until the 1970s.

We moored soon after getting out of the lift and finished potting up the new plants and I put our latest plaque up for the River Weaver.

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