Cheshire Ring 2009

Our boating holiday around the Cheshire Ring aboard the good ship Bosley, August 2009.
P8180001  Ramsdell Hall. P8180002  Bridge 77 on the Macclesfield Canal A snake (or roving) bridge. P8180003  A bridge on the Macclesfield Canal A snake (or roving) bridge. P8190005  Going up Bosley locks.
P8190006  Going up Bosley locks. P8190007  It's all too much on Bosley Locks. P8190008  Bosley locks. P8190009  Helmsman and assistant.
P8190010  The Macclesfield canal. P8190011  Bridge 49 on the Macc is an electrically operated swing bridge. P8190012  Bridge 47 on the Macc is a manually operated swing bridge. P8190013  Bridge 29 on the Macc is another roving/snake bridge.
P8190014  Bridge 29 on the Macc is another roving/snake bridge. P8190016  Bridge 29 on the Macc is another roving/snake bridge. P8190017  Clarence Mill near Bollongton has just had a brand new bridge put in place. P8190018  Clarence Mill near Bollongton has just had a brand new bridge put in place.
P8190020  Clarence Mill near Bollongton has just had a brand new bridge put in place. P8190021  White Nancy on Kerridge Hill above Bollington. P8190022  Our home at mooring in Bollington. P8200023  Approaching Clarence Mill.
P8200024 P8200025  Goyt Mill. P8200028  Goyt Mill. P8200029  Going down Marple locks.
P8200030  Moored for lunch part way down the Marple flight. P8200031 P8200033  Note the tilt! We subsequently found out that one of the paddles on the lower gate was still open and was draining this pound and left us high and dry. P8200034  This gentleman was very helpful in preparing locks for us after our stranding at lock 11.
P8200035 P8200036 P8210037  Moored under a viaduct near the Marple aqueduct. P8210038  Moored under a viaduct near the Marple aqueduct.
P8210039  Oldknows Mill, Marple. P8210040  Marple aqueduct and viaduct. P8210041  Marple aqueduct. P8210042  Marple aqueduct.
P8210043  A former tunnel near Marple. P8210045  Hyde Bank Tunnel. P8210046  Hyde Bank Tunnel. P8210047
P8210048  Moore for lunch on the Macc. P8210052 P8220053  Chimney at Guide Bridge on the Peak Forest canal. P8220054  Going down the Peak Forest flight towards Manchester.
P8220055  Going down the Peak Forest flight towards Manchester. Manchester City's football ground is behind Laurence's head. P8220056  These were really easy locks to operate despite the handcuff locks because they were all hydraulic. P8220057  These were really easy locks to operate despite the handcuff locks because they were all hydraulic. P8220058  The team going down the Park Forest canal locks.
P8220059  A lock operator. P8220060  Local art on the Peak Forest canal. P8220061  What it says. A plaque set into the wall of a lock on the Peak Forest canal. P8220063  The "chips" buildings on the Peak Forest canal.
P8220064  PIccadilly basin just waiting to start the journey down the "Rochdale 9". P8220065  We teamed up with "Henry the Navigator" for the Rochdale 9.  Two teams operating the locks made the flight much easier. P8220066  Underneath the Malmaison hotel. P8220070  Laurence operating the lock under the Malmaison.
P8220071  Laurence operating the lock under the Malmaison. P8220072  A lock on the Rochdale canal. P8220073  Waiting for the next lock on the Rochdale flight. P8220074  Chris has done work in buildings on the left and right of this shot.
P8220075  A homily to the Hacienda. P8220077  The crew operating a lock on the Rochdale. P8220079  The Hilton hotel, Manchester. P8220080  Chris gets a lift on Henry the Navigator, our companion down the Rochdale 9.
P8220081  Looking back up the Manchester locks. P8220082  Moored for the night at Castlefield Basin, Manchester. P8220083  The steps and umbrellas at Castlefield basin. P8220085  Moored for the night at Castlefield Basin, Manchester.
P8220086  The crews of the Bosley and Henry the Navigator enjoy a drink ("Henry" crew LtoR Jamie, Karen, Toby, Lee & Maureen). P8230087  Laurence entertains the younger members of Henry the Navigator with his street art skills. P8230088  Canada geese at Castlefield basin. P8230089  Pomona Lock on the junction from the Bridgewater Canal to the Manchester Ship Canal.
P8230091 P8230093  Old Trafford. P8230094  Old Trafford. P8230096  Sale.
P8230097 P8230099  Old Linotype works, Broadheath. P8230101  Preparing dinner on board the Bosley. P8230103  Spag Bol for dinner.
P8240104  Preparing to get under way after overnighting at Dunham. P8240106  Lymm. P8240108  The alley back to the canal, Lymm. P8240109  Bridgewater House, Lymm.
P8240110  This gruffalo should have been Cap'n Jack Sparrow. P8240111 P8240112  Overnight moorings at Stockton Heath. P8240113
P8240114  Feeding the swans, Stockton Heath. P8240118  Feeding the swans, Stockton Heath. P8240119  Feeding the swans, Stockton Heath. P8240120  Feeding the swans, Stockton Heath.
P8250122  The Manchester Ship Canal near Stockton Heath. P8250123  The Bridgewater Canal. P8250124  This crane used to be for putting canal stop planks in place. P8250125  A crane for putting canal stop planks in place.
P8250126  A picture of a picture of the Lewis Carroll windows, All Saints Church, Daresbury. P8250127  Threatening skies, Daresbury. P8250128  The M56 and the Bridgewater canal. P8250131  Waiting to go through the Preston Brook tunnel. As the sign shows, you can only enter between half past the hour and twenty to the next hour.
P8250132 P8250133  Waiting to go through the Preston Brook tunnel. P8250134  Waiting to go through the Preston Brook tunnel. P8250135  Someone else exiting Preston Brook tunnel.
P8250136  Exiting Preston Brook Tunnel. P8250137  Dutton Stop Lock. The junction between the Bridgewater Canal and the Trent and Mersey canal. P8250138  Waiting for entry to Saltersford tunnel. P8250139  Entering Saltersford tunnel.
P8250140  Exiting Saltersford tunnel. P8250141  Overnight mooring between Saltersford and Barnton Tunnels. P8250143  Someone else entering Saltersford tunnel. P8260145  The Anderton Boat Lift.
P8260146  The Anderton Boat Lift. P8260147 P8260148  The Anderton Boat Lift in operation. P8260149  The Anderton Boat Lift in operation.
P8260150 P8260151  The Anderton Boat Lift. P8260152 P8260153  The Anderton Boat Lift.
P8260154 P8260155  The Anderton Boat Lift. (Sorry about the rain splashes!) P8260157  Pumping out at the Alvechurch boat centre. P8260159  Heron.
P8260160  The Lion Salt Works, Marston. It was a candidate for the BBC's Restoration series in 2004. P8260162  Brunner Mond chemical works. P8260163  A "flash" on the Trent and Mersey canal. P8260164
P8260167  Big Lock from Big Lock pub, Middlewich. P8260168  Taking a kip. P8260169  Laurence assumes the position. P8270170  Salt hills, British salt works, Lock 70, Trent and Mersey canal.
P8270171  Salt hills, British salt works, Lock 70, Trent and Mersey canal. P8270172  Herons. P8270175  Heron. P8270178  Chasing heron.
P8270179  Chasing heron. P8270182  Chasing heron. P8270183 P8270184  Chasing heron.
P8270185 P8270186  Lock shrubbery. P8270187  Duplicated locks (with one under maintenance). P8270193
P8270197  M6 and Trent and Mersey canal. P8270198  M6 and Trent and Mersey canal. P8280199  Heartbreak hill. P8280200  Heartbreak hill.
P8280201  Heartbreak hill. P8280202  Heartbreak hill with Mow Cop in the background. P8280205  Heartbreak hill, Kidsgrove. P8280206  Heartbreak hill, Kidsgrove.
P8280207  Heartbreak hill, Kidsgrove. P8280208  Heartbreak hill, Kidsgrove. P8290209  The Hall Green stop lock that marks the "real" start of the Macc. P8290210  The Hall Green stop lock that marks the "real" start of the Macc.
P8290211  "Cheshire Cheese" by Laurence Selwyn. P8290212 P8290213  Little Moreton Hall, Scholar Green.