Sunday, 18 July 2010

Full Circle, almost.

181 miles, 206 locks, 44 swing bridges, 1 lift bridge and 5 tunnels later we are almost back where we were early two months ago. we are moored at  Castle Quay which is just over a mile from where we were on the 20th May.

We set off around lunchtime with the usual Manchester weather, drizzle, dry, rain, dry for nearly 3 hours. As we passed through Worsley I managed to get a shot of the entrance to the Delph.

Also a shot of the boathouse that was built for a one day visit to the mines by Queen Victoria in 1851.

We crossed the Manchester Ship Canal on the Barton Swing Aqueduct.

 I'm not sure when the last time it was operated was, it would have to be a big ship that couldn't pass underneath it. The canal this side of Manchester is a lot cleaner than it was heading up the Rochdale.
Tomorrow is a shopping and laundry day so it will be at least Tuesday before we move on.

Today' journey 8.2 miles

So far we have travelled 437.3 miles, 446 locks, 53 swing bridges, 4 lift bridges and 11 tunnels.

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