We set of about 9am and headed for Macclesfield. You may recall we wanted to stop there and have a look round. As Chris put it, it would be silly to cruise the macclesfield and not see the city.
We got to Macclesfield around 11 am hoping to pick up a mooring just before bridge 37. These moorings are relatively new jetties and our luck was in as there was just one space left big enough to squeeze AmyJo in. There was a boat coming the other way so I gestured to him we were pulling in and blow me he shot across my bows and took that very spot we were heading for, no apology just "I saw a mooring so I took it". Nothing for it but to continue on. The moorings the other side of bridge 37 are not ideal either. We cannot get AmyJo onto them due to submerged bank stones, as we had tried coming upstream so on we continued.
Seems today was a popular day to moor in Macclesfield as there was absolutely nowhere to moor. I'm afraid Macclesfield is going to have to wait for another time.
|Leaving the Adephi Mill behind|
|Quaint cottages as we leave Bollington with neatly tended gardens.|
|Perfection, Living on a narrowboat with you own garden including log cabin.|
|Once again our departure was watched, this time by the Queen it seems.|
|Visitor moorings at the Gurnett aqueduct|
|The cleaned Channel and drain hole on our portholes. The two rubber block hold the glass in place at the base.|
|Our loose radio ariel|
|The cabinet that has to be removes|
After dinner we wandered off to find the sutton Hall but on passing the Olde Kings Head we met Paul coming out. Needless to say we all went in hand had a few beers there instead. The Kings Head is a great pub and friendly ba staff. I'd recommend a stop here on your travels
|Ye old Kings Head|
|The Aqueduct viewed from below, AmyJo is moored out of shot just to the left.|