Ten Bob Note


Tuesday 12th August 2008

Location: Congleton, Cheshire, Macclesfield Canal

Today: 5 miles, 0 locks. Total distance: 1632 miles.  Total locks: 1176

Woke up to rain this morning which came as no surprise – it’s summer after all.

The rain finally cleared at around 11:00 so we pulled the pins and headed on up to Congleton. Found a lovely mooring spot at the northern end of Congleton over looking some lovely countryside on both sides.

We have met many people over the last year or so that have recommended the Macclesfield canal to us when they find out that we prefer the countryside to the towns and cities. They have not been wrong, so far, this has been a lovely canal in a lovely part of the country. We are very glad that we are here.

I received an email from a lady earlier on today ‘smacking my wrist’ for using the term ‘plastic boat’ on yesterday’s web page to describe the cruiser boat that was moored in the winding hole near Stoke. Well, I apologise for any offence I may have caused. I have since updated yesterday’s page to remove the offending comment.

Current Mooring

Some lovely bridges

And a Snake Bridge

Lovely countryside

Herron at the bottom of a garden

Nice little canal side house

Mow Cop hill from a distance

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