This mornings view from the boat
Our initial cruising plans, up until I changed my mind the day before yesterday, was to drop down the Marple flight and make our way into Manchester via the Ashton and the Rochdale canals.
However as the proximity of Manchester loomed larger I asked myself 'did I want to do the Ashton canal and did I want to spend time in Manchester?'
I am really not much into big towns and Cities...all those people, all that concrete, all that traffic...
I do however appreciate that cities also offer, all that culture, all that history and all that variety of life but it is not an attractive prospect to me so we are readjusting the cruising plans and heading back down the Macclesfield Canal.
Off he goes
Here be a sunken boat
Just around the bend and through the next bridge is the sunken cruiser, would Yarwood go through without difficulty this time? No. Another struggle ensued to get Yarwood safely pass the obstruction but Joe won out after a bit of tooing and froing and by now we had picked up another boat heading in the same direction.
Success, Yarwood clears the obstacle
Nb. Raymond V following Nb. Yarwood to Marple
A sight I don't see too often as I am usually on the offside with the lifted bridge
And here we be, serviced and lucky enough to secure a mooring in Marple