Wednesday, 27 June 2012

We have now completed the Huddersfield Narrow Canal and are moored at the end of the Peak Forest Canal for the evening ready to begin the descent of the Ashton Canal into Manchester.

 We left Wool Road moorings on Tuesday morning passing under the impressive Saddleworth viaduct.  A bit of a disastrous day really.  Particularly when I managed to ground the boat just before a lock.  It took nearly an hour and lots of hard work to free it.  Managed to float it eventually but as a result we did not travel as far as we had planned to.

We eventually moored up below Roaches Lock walked back to the previous lock to the Tollemache Arms where we had a rather nice pint and a chat with some of the other customers.  Then walked back to the pub at Roaches Lock where we had dinner.  A very good evening!!

Set off at about 9:00 this morning, at the first lock a man threw a stick for his dog which jumped across the lock, a 7 foot leap.  He said the dog likes to show off, think he might be the show off though.  Stopped  at Tesco in Staleybridge for shopping.  Then decided to carry on and moor up in the Peak Forest Canal.  Apparently this is the best place hereabouts to moor as the Ashton Canal runs through a dodgy area.  Tomorrow we will go back onto the Ashton Canal and complete the journey of approx 6 miles and 18 locks into Manchester where we may stay for a couple of days.  Looking forward to seeing Manchester as not been here before.

Tame Aquaduct

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