Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Good bye Trent & Mersey, Hello Macclesfield

A bit of a grey start as we left just before 8am, but dry...

Not a soul was stirring as we crept away from our mooring but as we reached the first lock a hire boat had just winded ahead of us, but not too drastic as the locks were twinned.   We met several more in both directions as we travelled to the top at Bulls Bridge, unusual for some many to be about this early.

Ahead on the right is our sharp turn onto the Macclesfield.
Normally not a difficult turn, but there is an unmarked submerged iron object under the water just to the left which made it slightly tricky......
Shortly after turning we go over the aqueduct that takes us over the locks we had climbed earlier
Approaching Halls Green Lock which is all of a 1ft climb.
Geoff indulging in one of his favourite pastimes......chatting at a lock!
We stopped to water just after this and then I took over walking with Barney for about a mile until we found a congenial mooring spot.

Some people make wonderful gardens on the canal banks and they cannot even see them from their houses

We get all the benefit
Total distance:3.66 miles 
Elapsed time:4h49m43s 
Average speed:0.76 mph (2.42 lock/mph) 

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