Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Withnell Fold to Church

The landscape has started changing now and we were treated to a glimpse of what we have got to come, but then we hit Blackburn. It wasn’t quite as bad as we thought it would be, passing the old mills, some of which have now been demolished making way for new housing and retail. The flight of Blackburn locks were very urban, as we climbed up, now overlooking the cathedral and Thwaite’s brewery. A short section after the locks, we were having to dodge the shopping trolley’s, due to three nearby supermarkets, but we came out unscathed. We are now back in countryside, enjoying the views.

018 Health & Safety? Having to climb onto the stile, over the beam to stand on the wobbly wooden platform, suspended over gaping lock to wind the paddle up !!


Nova Scotia Wharf


Groundwork, Nova Scotia Wharf


Surprisingly we didn’t get wet


Eanam Wharf. A goods depot which opened in 1810


Daisyfield Mill. Built as a flour mill, now a business centre for Granada TV


Imperial Mill, built in 1900, now a Grade II listed building.


The view from our mooring, overlooking the village of Church


Enjoying the view, sat in the cratch. (with a glass of wine of course).

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