Wheelock flightIt was good to be able to moor up in a quiet spot surrounded by farmland once again.
Snowdrops emerging from the hedge trimmings
This morning we got on the way again to Hardingswood Junction where the Macclesfield Canal meets the Trent and Mersey, crossing over then looping round to join just above the Kidsgrove lock. On the way the water gradually takes on the rusty orangey shade leeched from the iron deposits in the ground.
Tacet going up Poole Aqueduct Lock
Poole Aqueduct, Macclesfield Canal crossing Trent and Mersey.
As we got nearer to the tunnel entrance where usually the water is at its most orangey colour, it looked more like the usual muddy canal colour, 'til we had passed through that is. It must be some time since any boat traffic has been along this way. We'll ask the tunnel keeper tomorrow.
stirring up the
It has been another cold day, but nonetheless good to be out and about, enjoying the crispness and appreciating the cosy warmth when we come back inside.
Wheelock - Chell's Aqueduct
3 miles, 12 locks
Chell's Aqueduct - Hardingswood Junction
4 miles, 14 locks