So off down the Bridgewater for a long day, as you really need to get past the big, sweaty town of Manchester before mooring up. Seven hours late we found an idylic spot near the National Trust estate of Dunham Massey. Today we've moved on to the pretty little town of Lymm and tomorrow we're aiming to get to the top of the Trent and Mersey canal at Preston Brook. After that, we hope to get to Anderton for Saturday where the famous boat lift is lurking and maybe take a trip down it onto the river Weaver. There are no stoppages in the way now (fingers crossed) so should be in our marina on the Macclesfield as planned towards the end of June.
|The rearward view of the new bridge supports, the building of which caused the canal to be shut for three months. Note all the other boats in sight!!!|
|Crossing the rather larger Manchester Ship canal|
|The view from the stern on an absolutely stunning evening.|