It was to be our last day of cruising with Windsong today, we said our goodbyes first thing as we were separating at Waters Meeting junction. Windsong carried onto Castlefield, Manchester and we are now on the Leeds and Liverpool heading towards Wigan.
In contrast, new apartments in Broadheath
Waters Meeting junction
Waving goodbye to Pip and Rog
Barton Swing Aqueduct. Built in 1893, 235 ft long and weighs 1450 tons and spans the Manchester Ship canal
Barton road bridge adjacent to the Barton Swing Aqueduct with the M60 in the background
Approaching Worsley, the site of the very first canal. The water has now changed to orange caused by the ironstone
The half timbered Packet House. Canal passengers of two centuries ago descended the steps to board the packets for Wigan and Manchester. To the right of the house is the entrance to the old coal mines, over forty miles of underground system of canals on three levels connected by an inclined plane.
One of the many cotton mills at Bedford
Pennington Flash Country Park, behind our moorings for tonight
Plank Lane Lift Bridge, operated by BW bridge keeper