The Trent and Mersey can be narrow in places but is quite nice along this stretch. We rounded a corner under a bridge to this delightful garden complete with bear standing guard.
|Bear guarding the log store|
|Our mooring neighbours Sandra and Graham|
|These are posted every mile along the towpath for some distance|
|Large open flash those signs warn of shallow waters here|
|Lots of boats on the move today|
|The new marina we passed being built last time is now in water and has boats in there |
though amenities look scarse at the present.
|Names don't come much simpler than this|
|pipe bridges span the canal in several paces|
|through some tight narrows one wonders if we have taken a wrong turn.|
|moorings are busy here so we were lucky to get this one|
|Lift entrance is to the left and Barnton village is to the right over the bridge|
|View of the lift from the bridge. this is the exit pound with doors closed to protect the canal levels.|