Saturday, 5 November 2011

On the move again

We'd been delayed in Worsley because we heard about the 2 4 1 offer at the opticians at Tesco and they also have another offer where you can double up your clubcard points and use them in the opticians. We managed to get eye tests late yesterday afternoon and chose 2 pairs of glasses each. After doubling up some of our clubcard vouchers we only had to pay an additional £6 - now that's what I call a bargain! They'll be ready in a week but will hold them for us until we can get back to collect them.

This morning we set off early at 8.00 and have just moored up at Dutton at 5.15. It's been a lovely sunny day but was too dark when we'd finished mooring to take my usual photo. It's been a long time since we've cruised for a full 9 hours but we have to be through the Big Lock at Middlewich by tomorrow evening as BW are shutting it on Monday morning for the winter maintenance. By putting in another 8 or 9 hour day tomorrow we should be well clear and can slow down a bit again.


Alf said...

Big Lock ? Closure not mentioned on the stoppage site.

Yvonne said...

yes you're right, lock 72 mentioned on the stoppages page & confirmed by BW office, but all locals are saying Big Lock is closing too, maybe that's just to stop boats coming up but being unable to continue through Middlewich.