Friday 12th August, 2016 at Hassall Green.
The day dawned bright and breezy with a clear blue sky. The perfect day for pegging out washing! M had done a machine load yesterday afternoon and so was up with the lark at 6:30 this morning to peg it out (still in her nightie!) and take advantage of the good weather. The dirty footprints on the (recently washed) roof are the result of yesterday's rain, combined with the fact that the towpath had just been mown - so grass cuttings everywhere! Bother.
We found a very pleasant spot to moor up for the night, with very contrasting views. Behind was the distant skyline of Mow Cop, with the green pastures of the Cheshire Plain below (lovely).
Today: 2 miles, 4 locks and 2.0 hours.
Trip: 233 miles, 175 locks and 177.3 hours.