Sunday, 1 May 2011

Bartington to Moore

Just a short cruise today, the sun is still shining but we have had very high winds. The highlight of today has been going through Preston Brook tunnel, as with Saltersford tunnel we had a timed entry, which we unfortunately missed by five minutes due to the amount of boats travelling northbound. Preston Brook tunnel was the first major tunnel to be built on the canal system, joining the Trent and Mersey to the Bridgewater canal. In 1982 the centre section of the tunnel had to be rebuilt after a post office collapsed into it. Had a lazy Sunday afternoon and went to the Red Lion at Moore for lunch.

002Just setting off


Preston Brook tunnel, 1239 yards



Mooring for the night at Moore

Total locks to date = 163

1 comment:

p-millhouse said...

looks as if you had a great day,with yet another pub on the list.tunnel very interesting.