Back past the Anderton Lift we headed on towards Northwich, not especially wide the river remains pretty with masses of Himalayan Balsam and bull rushes bursting from the banks. After a quick stop for bins and water we motored on under Town Bridge before mooring up opposite recently developed Northwich Quay. Not exactly sure what’s going on with the Canal and River Trust signs, it definitely says 48hr out the window and next to it is one that makes no sense to us at all.
Town and Hayhurst Bridges (1898) set Northwich apart from other river towns, the first swing bridges ever to be powered by electricity in the UK. Anyone really keen on swing bridges might be into this classic by 8projectman…
Sitting where the River Dane meets the River Weaver, Northwich’s history is salt salt salt, reaching way back to Roman times. Mining caused it’s fair share of subsidence problems but recent investment in mine stabilisation must be paying off as Northwich is one of the best places to live in the UK – according to the Sunday Times, 2014. The town has an unusual collection of shops. There’s a Lidl so it’s a winner for us.
Really very quiet down here on the river, mooring available just about everywhere you go and since tying up early this afternoon there hasn’t been a boat go by.