Friday, 20 November 2009


We left Frenchies Marina at 13:00hrs yesterday. There were strong winds and gusts to deal with and it was with some trepidation that Caxton and Matilda Rose manoeuvred through the lift bridge and out into the cut. Neither boat managed to slam their flanks into the bridge so all was well as we set out to go through two locks and find moorings at the village of Uppermill. This is a typical Saddleworth village, the mills are gone and now tourism seems to dominate things.

The trip boat moored in Uppermill. This is owned and operated by John, the harbourmaster at Frenchies.

Uppermill Museum and art gallery.

Caxton's present mooring.

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