Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Shady mooring at Uppermill, Huddersfield Broad Canal
We continued our climb to the summit this morning. In lovely sunshine we struggled along due to the shallowness of the canal. At several points we were nearly  stopped by the drag. However we still think it's worth it for the surroundings.
After 7 locks we came to Uppermill, a lovely small town on Saddleworth Moor where we have stopped and may well spend a couple of days here. The local trip boat owner is an expert on Standedge Tunnel and he says we won't get through with our top boxes in place. They're too big, heavy and full of kit to remove so once again I think we won't be going through.
Approaching Uppermill we passed a marina with a 'mooring available' sign outside. On the off chance I gave them a ring and it looks as if this could be the place we spend winter. The price isn't too bad, the surroundings are beautiful, and there's a supermarket only a few yards away.

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