Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Aqueduct over the canal
Lazy start as usual today. After breakfast we moved up to the facilities point and availed ourselves of all the amenities, water, elsan, and rubbish. The water flow was its usual slow self and you try not to feel guilty taking up the water point for a long time, but it's the same for everyone.
On our way again we still wonder at the engineering of this canal. long straight sections, with slight curves and still no locks. We travel through deep cuttings and over high embankments, all done to ease the passage of goods all those years ago. An idea of the depth of cutting can be gathered from the bridge in the picture. It's not actually a bridge but an aqueduct to take a stream across the canal.
We are now moored up at Goldstone wharf near Cheswardine and will go down through the 5 Tyrley Locks to Market Drayton tomorrow.

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