It was a quiet run today with hardly any boats on the move. We only passed two boats all morning.
Just after bridge 25 on the outskirts of Bollington we were waved down to stop by C&RT contractors who were blocking the canal as they dredged. Anyone who has cruised the Macc will know how welcome this is. Sadly the contractors are only allowed to dredge certain sections so it will still be a while before the Macc is silt free.
|Major dredging equipment on hand.|
Meantime as we started to pass the dredger a barge swung into our path causing Chris to shout to me to watchout, however, the digger driver was on the job and quickly pulled the barge out of the way with the digger arm. We all had a good laugh and some banter at Chris's expense and I think this brightened the lads day somewhat. With that we thanked them and cruised on into Bollington
|Clarence mill welcomes boaters as we enter the town. Now posh flats for rent at £850 per calendar month.|
After chatting to the crew for a while we took ourselves off into town for a wander. We both like Bollington and its rows of neat terraced houses and enjoy walking around the town. Always said we'd like to live here for a while.
|Lovely little houses and their own green. Heaven for Smudge.|
|The white Nancy with what looks like a new coat of paint|
As I type this no other boats have moored on the aqueduct since we did and there is still plenty of room behind us. Most unusual for this time of year!
|Moored at Clarence Mill|
Total distance:4.16 miles Elapsed time:3h0m50s Locks:0 Bridges:14
Average speed:1.38 mph (1.38 lock/mph)
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