Friday, July 23, 2010

Another Ten Locks To Chell Aqueduct

She's nice and clean after a wash!

Leaving Wheelock behind we travelled some of 'Heartbreak Hill' enjoying the duplicated locks along this section of the Trent and Mersey Canal. Sometimes one lock was empty ready for us making life easier but other times both were full so we had to turn the lock. There seems to be more traffic going towards Stoke-on-Trent than the other way towards Middlewich. The weather was glorious and Ben enjoyed his run alongside the boat as we Eric steered the boat and I walked. We finally moored up after Pierpoint Locks as it was peaceful and a place we could set satellite TV. After ten locks of 'Heartbreak Hill' worked through we needed a quiet afternoon. Tomorrow we'll continue the climb towards Harecastle Tunnel.

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