When we left Anderton we were originally going to moor in Lymm and do another of the walks from the book we bought in Northwich. Finding out that the The Federation of Bridgewater Cruising Clubs was having their rally at Lymm and that all the moorings were booked rather scuppered that plan. We were expecting it to be busy as we passed through. From the boats we saw before the bridge it looked like a fairly sedate affair.
After the bridge was a different matter. That was where the serious partiers congregated.
The Lymm Cruising club had set up a temporary ‘bridge’ outside their clubhouse.
It was a barge that they could move across the canal and pull back when a boat approached. Ingenious!
Just after we got through Lymm we got a phone call from Sue and Chris, friends from St Just in Cornwall. It seems that they were staying in the area and wanted to meet up. We consulted the map and, being a Sunday, headed for The Swan with Two Nicks, a pub right by the canal and famed for its lovely food. Half an hour later we got a call from another pal, also in the area and also wanting to meet up. We used to moor near Simon’s boat in Saul Junction Marina and hadn’t seen him since we popped in their last year on the way to Bristol. Amazing! You don’t get a visitor for months then two lots show up together.
We had a lovely lunch and caught up on what everybody had been doing.