After an enjoyable couple of days in the bustle of Anderton, we felt that we needed a bit of peace and quiet. So we headed off northward, through Barnton and Saltersford tunnels, to a spot above the River Weaver after saying our goodbyes to Chas and Ann on Moore 2 Life.
On the left is Anderton Marina, on the right, Uplands.
Between the two tunnels there’s a wide basin, with an access road down to the Weaver and Saltersford Lock.
This must have been built for a reason as the canal is cut into the valley side at this point. An awful lot of material has been moved to create the wide.
Saltersford Tunnel is quite constricted at it’s northern end.
A couple of miles beyond the tunnels the canal runs 50 feet above the river, giving fine views down the valley to Frodsham.
Looking over the Weaver.
It’s been another sunny day after a frosty night. The forecast is predicting more cloud for the rest of the week. But still fairly mild. At last…
Our mate Carol, down in Shardlow, has sent me this link to a mail forwarding company. Sounds interesting, especially the “network of mail receiving agents on, or as close as possible to the water system”. And at £7 a month including postage for the cheapest option, it’s pretty reasonably priced, too. I’ve added a link on the right, for future reference.
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