Tuesday 9 September 2014

T & M / Macclesfield

An early start in warmth and sunshine,completing 11 locks before lunch just before we turn off the Trent and Mersey for the Macclesfield canal, totally new territory to us.
The Macclesfield canal is something else. Imagine a canal running through Jurassic Park, but without dinasaurs ( we have yet to see any, but they may be hiding in the tangle of undergrowth I suppose ) 
After making a U turn right off the T&M onto the Macclesfield both canals run parallel to each other until the Mac swings right over the T&M using a viaduct,which raises the question why didn't they turn left, avoid an expensive viaduct and save a few hundred yards of canal? There must be a good explanation.

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