We only had a short cruise today as we stopped off for a cup of tea with fellow bloggers nb Caxton and nb Matilda Rose, who were moored just off the Whitchurch arm. Then onto the queue at the staircase lock at Grindley Brook, which didn’t seem too bad, we were fourth in line, but still took awhile to move along as they let three up and three down. Moored for the night opposite Hinton Hall with rolling countryside to look out on to.
Middle chamber of the Grindley Brook staircase lock
Sheltering behind the lock gates
Approaching the bottom lock
Exiting the bottom lock
Strong by-wash, exiting the bottom lock