A very early start this morning, we wanted to beat the rain to the top of the locks, as it was we beat the rain into Bollington. We had not intended to come this far and after dithering about the moorings south of Macclesfield we decided to press on into Macclesfield, a big mistake as the moorings there were next to useless. So it was onwards to Bollington which is where we are moored now, in a very nice spot over an Aqueduct. If we wish to explore Macclesfield it will have to be by bus or bike.
We did the 12 Bosley locks in just over 2 hours, which was probably helped by the fact that we were the only boat using the locks at 7am, and could set the locks to suit our pace.
There was a very interesting boat moored up below the locks and the owner said that it was made this way to give more room inside. You can see from the photo below that the locks are very narrow, but I do like the stone work it gives the locks real character. There was a snake bridge as we came into Macclesfield, these are placed where the towpath changes sides on the canal, it meant that the horse could cross the canal without having the tow rope undone.
Today we did 9.46 Miles and 12 Locks
Statistics so far:-
1620.13 Miles, 940 Locks, 108 Swing Bridges, 66 Lift Bridges, 20 Tunnels