|Last Night's mooring|
Today we continued our ascent of heartbreak hill and were fortunate most boats were traveling the other way so each time we emerged from a lock another boat was leaving the next. Only once did we have to turn a lock and that was only because both locks of the pair were full.
|Old bridges over the lock with slot for horse ropes to pass through|
|How many C&RT people does it take to fix a paddle - answer one. The rest watch or supervise :-)|
|How to spruce up an ugly fish pond at the end of ones garden.|
|A typical approach to the duplicate locks|
|This cottage garden was full to overflowing with flowers.|
|Some of the other cottages lining the canal made for quite pleasant surroundings|
We made a brief stop to take on water at the Red Bull Offices as the washing machine had been pressed into service so we wanted to be sure we had enough on board for showers.
|C&RT Red Bull Offices|
By now it was clear we were approaching Harding's Wood Junction and Harecastle tunnel by the colour of the water, steeped from iron ore deposits from within in the tunnel
|Familiar orange water synonymous with Harecastle tunnel|
|Passing under the Macclesfield Canal|
|And the view from the bridge above as AmyJo enters the lock|
|Preparing to leave the last lock before turning off the Trent and Mersey.|
|Looking back at the junction|
|And the sign post seen through the bridge 'ole|
|You can just see the turn to the right of frame|
|And the view as you cruise over the T&M|
|Hall green Stop lock|
The bridges and scenery so far have been very pleasant. The bridges look more at home in the Cotswolds than here with their gently curves and stone architecture.
|Bridge 91 though due to the foliage only the number 9 can be seen.just above the right hand solar panel|
|Almost oil painting material.|
Tomorrow we continue our cruise along the Macc and into the City. Really looking forward to this and, to pass through Bollywood AKA Bollington, made famous by Paul and Elaine of blog The Manly Ferry (click). Elaine has not been good of late so we do wish her well. We'd love to stop by and say hi. Paul if you read this we'll let you know when we're in town and you can by us a drink in your local :-)