Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Tuesday 5th June 2012
We decided to try and get an early start this morning and with that in mind I leapt (?) out of bed at 7.00 and by 8.00 we were on our way.
The locks on this section are tandem chambers, a solution to traffic jams back in the working days, but now quite a few are filled in of derelict leaving only single chambers.
Cath and I took turns at lock wheeling as we continued the climb towards the summit. Our goal for today was Hassle Green where there is a nice cafe and small shop aimed at canal traffic. There used to be a pub here called The Romping Donkey, but it closed some time ago and is now looking like a building site, I don't know what its future is. There is good mooring here so after lunch we decided to stay here and continue to the summit, Harecastle Tunnel at Kidsgrove tomorrow. There is a handy Tesco in town and we'll tackle the tunnel the day after that.
Here's some pics of our day, by the way it's started raining now, hope it lets off tomorrow.

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