Saturday, March 10, 2012

South to Winsford

Next day we set off for Winsford passing the ‘Salt Union’ mines where rock salt is bought to the surface.
Mountains of it stored along the riverbank. The river gets quite narrow as we enter the ‘flash’ at Winsford. This is where the salt mines have collapsed and created shallow ponds.
All three boats turned here managing to avoid getting stuck. Our trip back was uneventful with all three boats cruising down the river in sunshine. The locks were once again being operated for us. We all managed to moor safely at the Northwich town moorings.
We tie to the odd bit of chain left by a previous age and climb over the barrier between road and river.

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