Sunday, 30 June 2013

One Street and Grappenhall Heys

 Sunday rush hour.

 Ducks at Grappenhall Heys.

 Bike, boat and bridge.

 Stop planks at Stockton Heath. There have been three serious breaches of the canal over the years. As there are no locks a series of cranes and stop boards are strategically placed along the canal so that sections can be isolated.

 Going home after a hard day's booze cruising.

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Saturday one One Street

Turning at the winding hole at Stockton Heath. Winding holes were strategically placed on the banks opposite the towpath to allow narrow boats to turn around. There were warehouses and boatyards at Stockton Heath which is why there would be one at this location.

Another few shots from my favourite stretch of One Street.
Being towed home.

Runners and rowers in aid of East Cheshire hospice.
The swimming spaniel. His owner told me that he regularly swam as far as London Road bridge a distance of over half a mile.

Friday, 28 June 2013

One Street - In the rain

 Do canal photographs look better with or without boats?

 Almost halfway!

 Marks left by the towropes.

Wet weather gear.

Thursday, 20 June 2013

The Gathering

 Boats are starting to gather ahead of this weekend's Festival of Transport at Lymm.
 Saturn - a fine example of a traditional horse drawn fly boat which was built at Chester in 1906 and was used to transport cheese.
 Interior cabin of the butty boat Gifford.

 Canal art for sale.
 Going under the road bridge at Lymm.
 Double parking.

 Get knotted.
Close up.