Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Gurnett by golly

Having moored at Bollington overnight we moved off this morning heading south, destination the Gurnet Aqueduct just below Macclesfield.   It was a lovely bright day that followed an extremely windy night, Caxton had been buffeted about quite a bit during Tuesday evening.  We watered at the water point near the Hovis Mill in Macclesfield.   Though advertised as visitor moorings these are not moorings that you can actually moor at, that is unless you have a draught of only six inches. 

Here Caxton is moored at Gurnett Aqueduct, just above the Old Kings Head pub where we were fortunate to meet Sue and Richard and Lou and Blue of Indigo Dream this September.  I will have to have a pint to commemorate this auspicious meeting!!

Above, a wintery towpath and views of the surrounding hills. These are good moorings here, designated as winter mooring in places but not occupied.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Have an extra pint for me as well!

So that's where the pub is - we just followed the satnav and had no clue where we were in relation to the canal......

Sue, Indigo Dream