165 minutes or two hours forty five, which ever way you say it the Marple flight wasn't as bad as the last time we did them. Then it took 3 hours 10 minutes and we were descending not ascending!!! (which should have been quicker) Click here to read why.
Having had a boat come past from the locks early evening yesterday we had high hopes of the locks being with us today. Not disappointed on the first but no such luck thereafter until we met another boat descending by lock 11.
|First lock on the flight and with us.|
|This was the last of Scouts.|
So far we have had no surprises to contend with other then a moored boat obscuring a disused swing bridge 'ole and I was very thankful that nothing came the other way!
We had a quick stop at The trading post for Ian to get more engine oil. Tad expensive at £24 for 5 ltrs but FS was badly in need of an oil change. Only one mooring space available at Higher Poynton which we grabbed quick and just in time, as another boat travelling toward us was also looking for a mooring. Should make the top of Bosley locks tomorrow another of my favourite mooring spots.
And a few more photos on route.
|Hot work this locking lark!|
|Not sure what tickled my fancy.|
|Dog being groomed on the lock beam. Well why not? Makes a decent table height.|
|The only pound that was low between 10 and 11|
|A calf enjoying a dip|
|The only way to reach those tasty leaves, go for a paddle|