Even having a lazy morning it turned out we were first to reach Hancocks swing bridge. Unexpected as we knew 7 boats were booked in for 1pm.
About 12.45pm a Police officer arrived on his bike and waited on the other side of the bridge. We had heard about incidents happening to boats as they approached Liverpool but surly.....not at this lovely spot. Anyway he kept himself to himself until C&RT arrived.
It was when we were all about to set off that the reason for the Police was revealed. In the past drivers taking a short cut to the motorway had got rather irate at the long wait and threatened C&RT so the peace was kept by a Police presence. It was nothing to do with being escorted into Liverpool after all.
|Only two boats heading the other way. Looks like we got us a convoy!|
|Netherton Swing Bridge|
|At the facilities. Past the wide beam and Tesco moorings.|
And the wildlife,