The recent trip to the Braunston saw SANDBACH pick up a small towing job from Furness Vale to Etruria top lock.
The new build day boat JOSHUA, built by Paul Dawson from Trafalgar Marine , was being delivered to its new home on the Caldon Canal. The cheapest and easiest way of doing this was in the water being towed on cross straps.
SANDBACH was en route to the historic boat show at Braunston so the tow as far as Etruria was quickly arranged. Final delivery to Hazelhurst on the Caldon was made under her own steam.
The photo shows SANDBACH and JOSHUA waiting for permission to enter the Harecastle Tunnel north portal.