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Hi everybody

What I thought I would do regarding where we’ve been etc. is with each post I will talk a little about the journey stage by stage and lay it out in the order of time and travel.

So to start with we left the High Peak in mid April a little later than planned but we held on in order to have our four yearly safety inspection carried out, which went without a hitch.

You can follow the map by clicking on the “Inland Waterways of England” under the Blogroll banner.

We made our way down the Macclesfield canal towards Kidsgrove and there we turned right down what is called heartbreak hill, a series of about 12 locks. We then turned left onto the Middlewich Branch, this was a very picturesque and quiet canal; with another left onto the Shropshire Union Canal then right turn at Hurleston Junction and we are on the Llangollen Canal which winds it’s way across part of North Wales.

This has got to be one of the most popular canals on the system, it is very popular with hire companies as the canal has only a hand full of locks, picturesque scenery and plenty of good mooring sites.

We made our way to Llangollen, (which is as far as it goes for boats) traversing the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct which was quite scary.

The Kingfisher

Kingfisher

View from The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

Helmswoman

Sunset

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