Ran out of internet access time on Thursday whilst trying to publish this post but now we’re up and running again …
… for Scout Tunnel just 205 yards long and most of it hewn out of the rock - fantastic! I suppose Standedge Tunnel will be like this but a tad longer!
Scout Tunnel date stone - 1875
Whitehead’s Lock the first of just 3 today
Looking towards Mossley Brow from Egmont Street Bridge (92) ...
… which is very low on the southern portal
From Wharf Cottage Lock (13) - I think that’s St John’s Church at Quickwood up there on the hill
Looking back at the old mill building at the lock side. It appears to now to be a multi-purpose building - small industry, tearooms, apartments, etc.
We took Sue and Ken’s advice nb Cleddau and moored up below Roaches Lock (15) and went for a walk in the sunshine.
A very small sign on the offside of Roachers Lock - far too small for anyone to read unless they were in a boat with a full lock!
Our first ducklings this year
Some lovely walks ...
… round here
A thirsty Molly drinking from the river
… and the weather station - 35.2 degrees on the roof.
It was a fantastic day on Thursday, good cruising in the sunshine, no real problems … and here comes the ‘but’ … there are two pubs here - one welcomes dogs but doesn't do food (Tolmache Arms) and the other doesn’t do dogs but does food (Roachers Lock) so we ate at home!
A good day!