Waiting for lock 10W
Just north of MossleyAfter a peaceful night at Heyrod we set off again this morning in light drizzle, climbing steeply through a series of deep locks. It is wonderfully peaceful around here, the canal is almost completely shrouded in trees for most of the time keeping us isolated from most things.
The canal follows the course of the River Tame and the occasional sights we get of it show an idyllic picture.
We've moored up near Mossley for the night.
After considering the options we've decided to try for the tunnel. It seems a waste to come this far and not try it. There are many 'ifs' to look forward to at the moment: if we wait, if we can fit through, if we get through can we continue up the Broad? Our length makes this problematic, some say we should make it others say it's dodgy. We'll just have to wait and see.