Monday, 25 March 2013

Cold in the sunshine!

Preparing for the off at 20 past 11 this morning …

 Ray and Diane passed us late yesterday evening, they’re staying here today ...

 … and a passing shot - half and half of Elaine and Paul!

There’s still some slushy ice on the canal at Macclesfield
 The Hovis Mill - those of you who’ve read the Nicholson’s Guide will know that the word Hovis comes from the Greek ‘hominisunvis’ meaning ‘power to the man’ - Hovis - a man’s loaf then!

 More fantastic ...

 … scenery …

… as we head towards …

... Bollington

The lying snow became worse ...

… the further north we travelled

The drifting snow creates wonderful sculptures ..

Nature is ...

… a great ...

… artist!

Ice flows

Deep snow

Cruising ducks

We had to crunch through this lot!

The grade II  Adelphi Mill once a cotton mill and now converted to offices ...

…more information here (sorry about the branches, picture taken from a moving boat!)

The ice flow is getting much thicker now

Monkey business at the canal centre

 Another impressive mill building 

Snow accentuates the stupendous views

Clarence Mill ...

… sister to the Adelphi Mill

Snow still sitting on the iced edges

Molly’s found another favourite spot on the locker on the back deck - if you look carefully (or click to enlarge) you can just see her ear!

Impressions of horse ropes on the bridge ‘oles from times long past

A roll-over 

The view behind us - lovely!

Old stone fence posts march along the towpath

Eastwood End Caravan site at Adlington - I wonder if it will be busy here this Easter weekend?

A good hairdresser or a bad-hair day?

Grimshaw’s Bridge

Arriving at Lyme View Marina ...

 … at our mooring ... 

… and getting settled in.

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