Trent & Mersey Canal

colin on June 5th, 2015

An easy few miles from the Anderton Boat Lift is Runcorn, famous for it’s Sydney Harbour Bridge “lite”, which I forgot to take a pic of. Same shape, but much less chunky. Seems like a nice town, what I saw of it, and had the additional treat (most people would screw their faces up at […]

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colin on June 4th, 2015

Only a few miles along the Trent & Mersey from Middlewich is the Anderton Boat Lift. This is a remarkable piece of engineering which apparently can take two boats at a time from the T&M down to the River Weaver, 50 feet below, while at the same time take another two boats up from the […]

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colin on June 2nd, 2015

After Chester, we would have liked to go down to Ellesmere Port, on the Mersey estuary. From there you can take the Manchester Ship Canal towards… wait for it…. Manchester. But, it’s their canal and they can charge what they want for it. In this case £100 plus a boat inspection plus you must carry […]

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