The first lock today was Beeston Iron lock, as only one boat could enter at a time there was soon a queue building in both directions. Two more locks followed with no hold ups and only had a short wait at Bunbury staircase locks. Although we did have to do the Bunbury shuffle, which we did to perfection in front of the bank holiday gongoozlers. We stopped off at Calveley Wharf services for water etc. which was a former transhipment depot between the canal and railway. Then a sharp left turn at Barbridge Junction to take us onto the Middlewich Branch, mooring topside of Cholmondeston lock.
Approaching Bunbury staircase locks