Monthly Archives: July 2011

July 6th 2011 Showers to Rugeley

We awoke this morning to heavy rain and it looked like it was going to hang around, so after checking the engine oil and water,oh and of course the crayfish trap (yet again more fish than crays) we set off. Soon the first of what was to be five locks in total today came into view, […]

July 5th 2011 quiet cruise through Stone

A later start today, it was 10:30 when we set off from Barleston this morning. Although overcast it was warm. After about an hour we came to the Meaford flight of four locks. Our passage through was good with no issues and once through we headed for Stone. Coming into Stone we arrived at the […]

July 4th 2011 who put the lights out

It was obviously not going to be a good day when we found the crayfish net contained four roach, four gudgeon and only one crayfish.  All were released without harm. Soon we had passed through hall green lock – a tiny one which only lowered the boat by one foot – compared to some which are […]

July 2nd / 3rd 2011 Farewell Bollington

We left Bollington in glorious sunshine with hardley a breath of wind. We had decided to top up the water in Macclesfield and whilst there we went into the town to obtain supplies. Leaving Macclesfield after lunch we made our way to the moorings just prior to the Bosley top lock where we would moor […]

June 30th \ July 1st 2011 a walk up white Nancy

At around 09:30 we set off to make our way back to Bollington. We had only been on the move for around 15 minutes and it started to rain but not heavy. Arriving at Marple Junction we turned off the Peak Forest and back onto the Trent and Mersey canal, stopping for water and loo […]