Monday 2nd June, 2014 at Fourlane-Ends.
M drew back the curtains and, to her consternation, the sun appeared to be rising in the west. Had the world turned upside down overnight? However, she soon realised that it was just due to the looping twists of the Macclesfield canal - so all was well!
After breakfast, we girded our loins for the Bosley twelve lock flight immediately ahead. Between the first and second lock you can see the disused railway bridge in the background; we had walked over it last night. It once part of the Churnet railway line, which runs alongside the Caldon Canal, and must have been a most scenic railway journey. Yet another casualty of the Beeching axe......
Lunch was on Gurnett Aqueduct, a lovely spot in the sunshine.
At Macclesfield, we passed by the Hovis Mill, a most impressive building. Bread is no longer made there, but Hovis still uses it as a print works for all its packaging.
Today: 12 miles, 12 locks and 7.3 hours.
Trip: 38 miles, 28 locks and 21.2 hours.