As we were on the edge of town we decided to eat out last night at The Wharf, It wasn't cheap but very nice, the menu is HERE I turns out they are in the same chain as The Row Bar on the K&A.
On our way back we came along side part of the Rochdale 9 flight of looks, walked onto it by accident its very well hidden away. I don't think this is part of CRTs repairs on the flight, but a lot of work taking place by the Metro Station.
A little before 12 we set off, by now it was grey and cold, just went to the end and winded by the Grocers Warehouse. What you see today is a reconstruction and clicking the photograph should take you to the original before it was completely demolished. Goods were unloaded under here and the produce winched to road level by a water driven crane, the water wheel is still visible in the left hand side of the building.
We made our way out of the basin back to the main line, I tried to take a photograph from this eyebrow bridge last night of the Rochdale 9 locks, but the bridge bounces up and down as just a single person walks over it, so I took one this morning. What surprised us and only boaty friends will understand this, was that there are boats moored above this lock and they haven't even bothered to close the top gates behind them, the pound is dry further up the flight due to the work, so they are slowly losing their water, eventually the pound they are in will start to drain.
By now we were getting very slight drizzle on just to make things slightly more unpleasant, but luckily there was no wind to speak of . We passed Stretford Waters Meeting which leads up to Barton Swing Aqueduct where we came from yesterday.
We only met one set of rowers today and we had to wait for them to come through the bridge hole, again a ladies 8 from Manchester University. The rowers are quite nice round these parts, getting out of the way if they can and thanking you for waiting if they can't. There are some interesting flats in Altrincham beside the canal that seem to creep out over the water, they look expensive and the views are not that great. I just managed to get a Photo of Dunham Massey Hall as we shot past at 4 mph. Its quite surprising how long it takes to pick up a camera, switch on and take a photo if you only have a small window to take it through.
Our destination for the night was again Lymm, but this time we are the only boat here so have a full choice of the moorings, this time we are on the south bank
14 miles in 4 hours and 10 minutes.