Industry now takes over from the open countryside.
We pass the Western Marsh Lock to turn at the end of navigation and return to that lock.
Here we can stop, get off and admire the view. Looking across the waters we see the Weaver on the left where it joins the Ship Canal and in the distance the river Mersey. All the waters heading round Runcorn to the right for Liverpool and beyond. On our return we head for a green field mooring 5 miles distant where we stayed for the night.
Geoff booked passage back through the locks at 11 am and noon so we set off first to get water. The others arrive just as Dutton lock is opening for us all. Must have done an average of 3 miles an hour between the locks but the wide deep river allows a higher speed. Going up the locks proved to be more difficult with the water pushing the boats away from the side as we went up.
Once through the locks we head for visitor moorings at Weaversham for the weekend.