I never really have a plan. Or if I do it's always a moveable feast. The year before last I was going to the Caldon Canal, but at Etruria Junction I changed my mind and went to the River Weaver instead. Then last year I went to Llangollen with no clear idea of what I was going to do after that, and then I decided to go to Ellesmere Port, then when I left there I decided to go to Sharpness.
Generally, the first trip of the year is the only one which goes roughly to plan, but even then (as in this case) it is subject to alterations and amendment.
To be honest, I change my mind so much that I should have been a woman.
Agree, the Weaver is well worth the diversion - but beware Saltersford Lock is now out of action until 18th April.
Thanks, but at the moment I am just planning a trip down on the boat lift and then the short run into Northwich so the closure won't affect me. My Mum (and Sam) is coming up for a couple of days, so I thought that would be a nice experience for her, then the following day get the train/ bus replacement service from Northwich to Liverpool as she's never been there, and do the Mersey Ferry/ U boat/ open top bus sightseeing thing etc.
Doing this rather than going into Liverpool with the boat would also free up time for me to maybe do the Caldon Canal on the way up.
That sounds brill..hope your mum enjoys her trip...
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Good luck with whatever it is Roger. It echoes last year for us. Ali’s mum and dad both took I’ll, we were on the Llangollen. We managed with a combination of Chirk rail station, Chirk marina and lots of running around.
To be honest Chirk station worked well for us getting to Nuneaton. Chirk marina were brilliant. Just said moor up and go, sort payment upon return. Even watered our plants! Also the hotel near there that has moorings let us leave the boat on there pontoon. Lovely people up that way. We are heading up there again next month. Hopefully we can enjoy it this year.