Day 9 of our voyage. Weather beautiful to start with then only sunny intervals and fairly warm. Lymm to Leigh. Adding 23 miles to our total. 110 miles, 56 locks and 4 tunnels.
Again apologies for the boring stat report, that he makes me include.
Lymm was a charming little town, as mentioned, full of pubs and restaurants and they all seemed to be thriving. The area we explored was clearly the old town which seemed isolated from the less attractive although not entirely uninteresting suburbs as we headed north East on our journey into greater Manchester.
Still on the wide lock free Bridgewater and making a comfortable 4 mph we passed through Waters Meeting and crossed over the Manchester Ship Canal on an interesting moveable aqueduct – see photo.
After a brief beer stop at a canal side pub at Sale we next came upon the charming village of Worsley, a refreshing anomaly amongst the urban sprawl – see photo but my long kennel did not stop, I was walking my long haired one at this point.
Back on board, we passed through a series of disappointing possible stops and so we kept going. Lunch on the move – for them!
Our eventual stopping point was, after a very long day in an island of countryside, Pennington National Park just outside Leigh. We have left the Bridgewater and are now on The Leeds Liverpool Canal.
I took them out for a game of football, one of my favourite things.
My photos today are: the aqueduct over the Manchester Ship Canal, Passing through Worsley, my long haired one walking with me and Rhylva – notice the little bag she is carrying. She likes to collect this, I do my best.
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