Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Aqueduct to Aqueduct

The weather is chilly with a mixture of bright spells and the odd spot of rain, better than yesterdays down pours, never again will I  heed a salty old seadog sitting on the back of his cruiser dishing out the weather forecast for the Pennine Ring. Tomorrows meant to be a scorcher ...we'll see.

We set of from Bollington Aqueduct at 09:30 passing the other huge Bollington mill to the right, the canal continues through a wooded cutting until the outskirts of Macclesfield are found and the large Hurdsfield Ind Est on the right, nearby acres of land adjacent to the canal have been cleared ready for it's next regeneration program.We passed an angry goose sitting on her nest, she launched herself at us, we only just got out of there without injury. 

We are at the Gurnett Aqueduct for our overnight mooring. We had a circular walk around the village of Sutton. Sue needed some baking powder so we went in search of the village store, which we found but not before stumbling across The Lamb. Now, I have given up lagar for lent so we went in to see what else was available, Black Sheep.... that'll do. We had lunch of Celery & Stilton soup for Sue and a fish finger baguette for me. The pub has a very friendly landlady who told us some of the places to visit while we are here ... the farm shop she suggested Sue will visit tomorrow.

Blue bells are beginning to carpet the woodlands.
The Lamb

The other lambs.


Resting them legs!

Spring Flowers.

Basking in the chilly wind.

This goose is nuts.

Plaque on a cottage garage.

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