We were met at Wheelock this morning by one of the bank staff handing out fliers with more information. The canal has suffered a breach at Dutton Hollow leaving boats stranded in the dry section and there are serious concerns about the embankment at Croxton Flash. Starcross' problem is that from next Monday I am due to arrive at my new mooring at Uplands Basin, which lies between these two points! I suppose I could use it as an excuse to extend my trip: the Shroppie? Ellesmere Port? Llangollen?, but I have other things to do: a wedding to attend at the other end of the country and a sick friend who needs a bit of looking after.
I've spoken to the local CRT office, who seem happy that I can stay where I am for the time being and it's not a bad spot: all facilities within easy reach and a good bus service to get me to and fro for what could be several weeks. Oh well, I wanted a new mooring; I just didn't expect it to be here!