Monday, 4 January 2016

Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

The aquaduct from below
Well, we left Poynton on Friday to go to Bollington to do our laundry, it took about two hours to get to the moorings by Clarence Mill and got one on the end by the aqueduct. We were going to have a quick walk around but, surprise surprise, it started to precipitate quite a lot so we abandoned that idea and had dinner and a beer on-board.
Next morning just about dawned, grey and drizzly but we needed to get the washing done so off we toddled to the launderette.
The steps down are very steep
Bollington is a nice little town spread out both sides of the canal with the Middlewood Way, a disused railway line now a well used 10 mile linear park,
going through the center. You hardly notice the aqueduct from the canal, however, from road level it is spectacularly huge construction. We had to visit the Bollington brewery tap just down from the canal, very nice, beer was good.
Next day, Sunday, we went back to Poynton. We left Bollington and had to go nearly down to Macclesfield to wind, by the time we turned the weather changed, rain and a VERY cold wind. By the time we got to Poynton we were both frozen and wet, the rain got into every gap in our jackets. After we moored and divested ourselves of our wet clothing, a hot bovril and a roasting in front of the fire cured all the ill feelings we had against the weather.

At least the wind has dropped now on Monday morning the canal is like a mill pond although rain is promised for later.

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