Friday, 18 March 2011

Change of plan

We'd planned on continuing up the locks today but that all changed when we went for a walk around Mossley town this morning and found what looked like good moorings, only 500 yards up the canal round the first bend. They just happened to be beside Roaches Lock pub with an Irish night advertised for tonight. 10 locks or a night out? No contest......Unfortunately the moorings proved to be very shallow and we struggled getting anywhere near the bank so just moored up as best as we could. The weather today has been beautiful, warm sunshine and clear blue skies. Perfect drying weather, so I washed the bed sheets and towels and hung them out for a blow while we took the dogs out. There's a guided walk from Roaches Lock Pub along the River Tame and back down the tow-path and it wasn't too taxing for Charlie. There are lots of dog walkers and a few fishermen and everyone we've met so far has been really friendly. We'll carry on again tomorrow - unless anything else comes up.

Guided walk plaque at the pub

Beautiful scenery along the River Tame

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