Yesterday started grey and damp with AmyJo dripping wet from the night's rain. I took the opportunity to give her a wipe over to clean then finished with the chamois leather. All the time somewhere through the trees the sounds of music wafted through the air as it seemed a village fate was getting under way nearby.
We got underway and the sun made an appearance. In fact the day got better and warmer as we went. Passing through Stockton Heath we were surprised to find the canal well maintained with lovely houses and gardens to look at. The owners obviously very proud of their stretch of canal as its the cleanest stretch of canal and towpath we've seen yet.
|Start of Stockton Health and well maintained tow path|
|A small marina serves this estate.|
|Have to say so far the Bridgewater has been really nice so far.|
|Plenty of houses with moorings.|
|This is his favourite spot when the sun shines|
|The view as we round the corner into Lymm the day boat is just behind the boat on the left foreground|
|Squeezed into a mooring and the day boat left an hour later|
|Quaint little alley way near the canal|
|The town centre|
|A 3.5KM lake was formed when the dam was built and several walks surround around it|
After its completion, the pool and stream below the church became the lake, which we now call Lymm Dam. A toll bar was situated on the church slope and for some locals this section of the road is still sometimes referred to as 'Penny Hill'. At the time of Lymm Dam's creation, the area was part of Lymm Hall Estate, which owned much of the village at that time.
Today we called in to Sainsburys for a shop to top up supplies. By now we had passed this lovely looking cottage two or three times and commented how well it was being kept.
Tomorrow we will be back on target time wise so will continue our cruise toward Liverpool, however, for now we're drinking wine in the cratch enjoying the lovely warm evening with a view to die for. This is when boating is at its best.