Thursday, 11 August 2011

Chance makes the front page!

At last!  we managed to get a copy of  September’s Canal Boat magazine yesterday after receiving various e-mails from friends, and shouts from other boaters passing by, telling us we were on the front cover!   We are thrilled with the review and the pictures and hope it will help MGM Boats to secure a few more orders.

It does seem strange to see our boat on the front cover of a national magazine on the shelf in WH Smiths!

Since Monday we have  returned from the River Weaver via the Anderton lift.

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Entering the Anderton Boat Lift from the River Weaver.

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Fifty feet higher and exiting the Anderton Lift onto the Trent and Mersey canal. 

After a  few miles the Trent and Mersey changes to the Bridgewater canal at Preston Brook and after a short while we got to Moore where we moored. In the afternoon Doug caught the train into Warrington (to spend some money!)  and we had a lovely quiet night moored in Moore .

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Leaving the outskirts of Moore through a tree lined cutting.

Unlike the bridges on most of the canal system, which all have numbers, the bridges on the Bridgewater have names and the water is generally much deeper allowing cruising to be faster – a posher canal one might say!

On Tuesday we continued on to Stockton Heath where we moored at the bottom of the garden of our friends Jan and George.  We have sort of “gone to ground” for the last few days - taking advantage of the bad weather and staying put we’ve had a few relaxing days – having a lovely meal with Jan on Wednesday evening and catching up with another friend Ian, from Warrington, who joined us.

Having been to Stockton Heath a few times before we’ve always enjoyed this lovely town with its impressive houses and buildings.

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An lovely terrace of houses built of red brick and terracotta tiling.

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The centre of the town.

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This is a new development in the centre and just as pleasing to the eye as the older buildings.

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‘Chance’ moored up at Stockton Heath.

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