Monday 25 July 2016

Summer Cruise Day 14 - Marple to Bollington Wharf

Today we continued retracing our step by cruising from Marple.  The weather looked iffy and in fact later in the day just after we moored the rain arrived.

On our way we passed several herds of cows many with young calves the look only a week or two old.

Two calves relax whilst mum prepares dinner in the background
 A bit further on we were surprised to see some bushes really shaking and wondered why.  As we got closer we found these two carves in the cut eating the bushes.  See, I did say avoiding cows standing in the canal added entertainment.

White Nancy atop this hill 
 Sighting White Nancy meant we were approaching Bollington.  We wanted to moor at clarence Mill again but being Sunday we did not build up hope.  Just as well as the aqueduct was chocker with boats.  Oh well we thought we'll find somewhere else.  We managed to get on the last mooring at Bollington wharf.  Again we were moored opposite breasted boats but, with light traffic it was not a problem, there was plenty of room for one boat to pass.

Total distance:8.17 miles Elapsed time:4h13m38s Locks:0
Bridges:31 Average speed:1.93 mph (1.93 lock/mph) 


Ian and Irene Jameison said...

Looks like you are a day in front of us. We are moored at High Poynton and will hopefully reach Bosley locks some time tomorrow. Seems like those calves like the water as they were in the canal today as well. Like you I also got a photo but just one of them. I'm a day behind with my blog so today's post will be from Monday. May still meet up, depends if we put a spurt on. If not I'm sure there will be another time and enjoy the rest of the summer. Xxx

nb AmyJo said...

Hi Irene
Were descending Bosley at the moment amd plan to stop at Sherbourne Marina so will look out for you
Tea, coffee or stronger?

Ian and Irene Jameison said...

At the top of Bosley and will go down tomorrow (Thursday). As for liquid refreshment....depends on the time of day (: Xx