Such a poser...
These three were fascinated by the two dogs on the other side of the canal from their pasture
Once we have slipped through Danes Moss we encounter the first of the swing bridges of the day. This is Broadhurst swing bridge, manually operated and simply linking a public footpath.
And off he goes while I close the bridge and then catch up to prepare the next swing bridge at Oak Grove
Royal Oak swing bridge which is hydraulically operated with all the barriers and bells that halt the traffic!
Adjacent to Royal Oak swing bridge is the Fools Nook pub, sadly closed and up for sale. We have enjoyed some pleasant lunches here in the past.
Working boat Nb. Alton and butty St. Austell on their moorings at Oak Grove
At the summit of the Bosley flight we serviced Yarwood and then started our descent.
My flushing had almost emptied the pound above as you can see above
The view from the steerer's perspective
The lockie salutes
Once we were at the bottom of the flight I slung the bike on to Yarwood's deck and walked the towpath to Congleton Aqueduct where we moored up and had some lunch. In the afternoon I then cycled into Congleton along the Biddulph Way, another ex railway line.