Friday, 17 April 2015

A Slow Trawl through Macclesfield

Leaving Poynton on monday morning, we stopped at the nearby boatyard to top up the diesel tanks, and then moved onto the water point. The pressure was the worst I have ever encountered. After an hour we gave up and moved on towards Macclesfield. The canal is very shallow through this stretch and the progress was slow, however we finally got to the town and managed to fill the rest of the water tank. We moored in a lovely spot at the Gurnett Aqueduct.
Tuesday we walked into town to find me some new trainers in Sports Direct. It was a fine warm afternoon and we spent the rest of the day relaxing on deck.
Highlight of the week (physically speaking) was our arrival at Bosley locks. The only locks on this canal, there are twelve of them, however we rattled down them in short order, most of them in our favour. It is a beautiful quiet spot at the bottom of the flight with lovely views and we spent a peaceful night there.
Moving on the last few miles to Congleton yesterday, we found a delightful spot on the embankment overlooking a wooded valley, crossed by a superb railway viaduct. As with canals, manmade artifacts can sometimes enhance the landscape.

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