Saturday, 23 March 2019

Trafford Centre

Day : Saturday
Date : 23 March 2019
Start : 1030
Finish : 1430 Trafford centre

For those that follow me in Facebook will know we went to the Chilli Club for diner last night. Its a nice airy place with good lighting and good sized portions at a fair price, but we thought the wine a bit expensive so stuck to the beer.

This morning a quick trip to town and off at 10-30 am. The canal was much quieter than yesterday and we didn't meet so many boats but we did get overtaken as we passed a long row of moored boats. We also had someone say hello and that they read the blog.
There were a couple of nice lengths of hedge laying along the off side in Oughtrington, it looks as if it may be on the common.

There was very little change with the old buildings at the Linotype
works but there are now several more new houses around the remains. I don't think there was this much scaffolding last time.
As we came onto the mile straight at Sale I could see a bunch of rowers ahead of me all over the canal, luckily they were going in
the same direction as us when they set off so we didn't catch them up.
We met a few boats before waters Meeting including a couple of day boats and a wide beam but the canal is good and wide. At Waters Meeting we turned left past the Kelloggs works, we smelt it a little earlier. There is still the remains of the arm that use to run through the factory but I can't find out how long it use to be.
We carried on to the winding hole just past the Park Way bridge where we turned and then reversed back to the Trafford Centre where we have moored for the night.

Today's Journey

12½ Miles 0 Locks in 4 hours

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