Thursday, 27 September 2012

Canal Breach Changes Our Plans

You may have heard on the news or other blogs that the Trent & Mersey Canal has breached at Dutton and the canal will be closed for quite a while until it can be fixed.  Unfortunately for us, that was the route we were taking back to Boothstown on the Bridgewater Canal.

Trent and Mersey canal near Dutton, Chester
photo courtesy of BBC News website

We're now having to reassess our travel plans and maybe even re-think where we're going to spend the winter.  We could get back to Boothstown by going up the Macclesfield Canal, along the Ashton Canal and then the Rochdale Canal into Manchester and then onto the Bridgewater Canal, but if we do this the winter stoppages will mean we're stuck there until after Christmas which was not what we'd planned. 

Whatever we decide to do, I'm just so glad we weren't anywhere near the breach when it happened. 

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