Today we had intended to get close to Nantwich and to start with it looked as if it would be no problem. We cruised from Tattenhall up to Beeston Iron Lock enjoying the sunshine. when we were filling Beeston Stone Lock the sky darkened and I could see flashes of lightening in the distance. By the time the lock had filled the wind was getting stronger and the sky darker so we decided to moor up.
The threatened rain never materialised but the wind would have made cruising less than pleasant.
I think the cats summoned up the weather so they could have more time to play. The girls gave us a scare this evening by disappearing until nearly ten o'clock. They are normally good about coming back, something to do with supper being at eight. Just when were were begining to get really worried Gwyn appeared and so we headed in the direction she came from and eventually found Nimue about half a mile down the towpath.
Tomorrow we will make it to Nantwich.
Today's journey 3.9 miles and 3 locks
This year we have travelled 107.2 miles, 87 locks and 13 lift bridges
Since Ray retired we have travelled 845.6 miles, 732 locks, 55 swing bridges, 17 lift bridges and 25 tunnels