We left the basin this morning, here's a few of the sights as we leave.
As we made our way along the Bridgewater Canal out of Manchester nearing Salford Quays there were crowds of people walking in one direction, between streets packed with parked cars. Where were they all going?
Through Throstle Nest Bridge and we found out.
"Please Sir, would you stop your boat and pull in to the side," asks the smiling policeman.
Now then, were we speeding? 3mph, don't think so. Drunk driving? It's only 10am. What's up?
There was one of the Olympic football matches being played at the Man U ground beside the canal. We were considered a possible terrorist threat, travelling with our home under the bridges that give entrance to the ground. We needed to be searched before we could go on. The officer stopping us and his colleague called up two more officers equipped with life-jackets and one of them walked through the boat to search for, well whatever it is they search for, and after about 2 minutes appeared again, happy to let us go on.
They were very pleasant and friendly, just doing their job, but I'm not sure how effective it would have been if we really had been hiding a bomb!
No locks along this stetch today and passing along the same
We stopped at Leigh where we have had a few showers,
and a rainbow too.
13.5 miles, 0 locks