Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Change of Altitude.

12 Locks, 3 Miles, 1 Swing bridge. Now moored bridge 49. Oakgrove.

It was an early start this morning as we ascended the Bosley lock’s lifting us 118 feet up towards the Pennine’s. The main reason being to avoid any congestion and keep ahead of the weather. As it turned out we managed both only meeting 3  boats between lock 6 and lock 1 which sped things up a bit and moored up while it was still fine. As it turned out the weather stayed fine all day.

Macclesfield 028Lock 12 Bosley locks, Macclesfield Canal. The steel bridge is the old Churnet Valley railway line now closed.

At the top lock we took advantage of the new facilities block. The pump out machine was at the back of the building which meant I had to reverse down a short arm which is actually the feeder stream for the canal from the reservoir situated a couple of miles away.

Macclesfield 029 Bosley Locks Macclesfield Canal. Out of one into the next.

We have been told that moorings in Macclesfield are pretty scarce and as we need to replenish the pantry again we opted on a Tesco delivery in the morning where we are now as the driver can get within a 100 yards of us which will, make for an easy delivery.

1671 locks, 3506 miles, 62 Tunnels, 46 swing bridges and 47 lift bridges since Nov 2006

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