As there is are no signals here and I needed to speak to my daughter I was trudging out of the valley at 07:30 this morning, after what seemed like a 5 mile hike I was high enough to get a phone signal.
We pulled the pins and set off towards Froghall the sun was trying it's hardest to get through the thin cloud cover. The canal gets very narrow in parts and is not helped by the Consall Forge Railway station dangling over the water.
I like to find out why bridges have been given their name one bridge we passed is called Cherryeye bridge after the red bloodshot eyes of the flint workers who used to use it.
|The wooden hut structure is not a drop through dunny, it's the station waiting room.|
|I love this picture Sue took of an old semaphore signal|
The canal gets very narrow in parts, we squeezed through long sections with only inches to spare, we were glad there wasn't any other traffic to negotiate. At Flint Mill lock there is a gauge as you exit the lock to advise if the boat will fit through the Froghall tunnel.
|We wont fit under the tunnel.|
|Coming to a narrow section|
|One of the six lime kilns.|
|Early hay cut.|
|Sue walking between locks.|
One interesting note ..... we have been travelling for a week and we have never been more than 20 minutes away from our starting point by road.