At last, it feels good to be on the move again. It felt like an age moored at Heritage Boats. Service completed okay, they did try to sort out our discharging problem, but to no definite conclusions. We moored for lunch near Poole aqueduct, just missing a heavy shower. It wasn’t long before we were on Heartbreak Hill, a flight of 26 locks. Luckily they are fairly spread out covering seven miles, so we moored after the sixth lock saving the rest for another day. We just managed to moor again before another downpour. The only consolation was it was sunny in between.
Approaching the stop lock at Hall Green
The stop lock is all of one foot deep
Looking down at the duplicated locks of Heartbreak Hill on the Trent and Mersey from Poole lock aqueduct on the Macclesfield Canal
Came out of the junction of the Macclesfield. Entering lock 41, the first lock of Heartbreak Hill, going down.
The first thing you notice is the change of water colour, it is bright orange from iron stone leeching in Harecastle Tunnel.
Moored for the night at Church Lawton