(Boat Chalice - posted by Alan)
|Interesting variant of "snake" bridge.|
|Steam launch about to overtake us!|
We made a further stop in Congleton so Cath could top up groceries, which at least allowed me to replenish the water tank, and also wash down some of the boat exterior.
|Clarence Mill, Bollington - one of several impressive mills.|
|Shades of Tixall Wide, but on the "Macc"|
I spent some time in the evening trying to understand the planned passage into Manchester over the next couple of days. Because some areas have known problems, you are advised to only make stops at certain locations, and certainly not moor overnight at some of the spots where trouble can happen. In fact a bit of research revealed we could really only have a short day tomorrow too, if we were to hole up somewhere considered OK. So we are nt going to be do "catch up" for a day or two, then!
Oakgrove (Macclesfield canal) to Marple (Junction with Peak Forest Canal)
Miles: 14.4 Locks: 0
Total Miles: 256.0, Locks: 104 (Worked)