Ten Bob Note


Wednesday 10th September 2008

Location: Congleton, Cheshire, Macclesford Canal

Today: 7 miles, 12 locks. Total distance: 1688 miles.  Total locks: 1200

Pulled the pins at 07:00 and headed off to the Bosley flight while it was still early. Arrived at the flight at 08:00 and topped up with water before dropping down the locks. Had a very pleasant trip down the locks as they were almost all in our favor. Exited the bottom lock just before 10:00.

We were chatting with a BW guy at the top lock and he told us that some of his team are on flood alert tonight as heavy rain is forecast. Just checked the met office site and there is no mention of heavy rain there ??

We found some good Ash on the ground yesterday so it is now all chopped up and on the roof. We have been getting through the pile of logs we chopped up back at Long Itchington as the weather has been so bad. The fire has been lit just about every day recently.

Update Monday 15th

Spent a very pleasant (and dry!!) weekend in and around Congleton, so pleasant that we decided to stay on here today as well.

We walked into the town on Saturday with the dogs, a 5 mile round trip walk from our mooring spot – a very pleasant walk, half the distance being along an old disused railway line. We walked back into Congleton again this morning with the dogs to have another little walk around – I remembered to take my camera today so there are a couple of photos below. Congleton town is well stocked with shops and is well worth a visit.

The steam boat Emily Anne moored up in front of us on Saturday night, photos below.

Current Mooring

Views from the windows

Nice canal side cottage - but - only access is via a small foot bridge

Topped up with logs again - should last a few weeks

Archie waiting for his dinner


Steam narrow boat Emily Anne

Little shack in the valley below our mooring spot

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