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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Barnton

This morning we took a stroll up to the Trent & Mersey Canal between Barnton and Saltersford tunnels. The pool between the 2 tunnels.

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Saltersford tunnel, south portal.

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From above the tunnel portal.

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We then walked up into the outskirts of Barnton, towards Barnton Tunnel. This is an air shaft of Barnton tunnel.

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Back to the canal from above the north portal of Barnton tunnel.

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This boat appeared from the tunnel.

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You can just about see the River Weaver below, through the trees.

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Saltersford locks as seen from the locks access road between the river and the canal.

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We spotted Roy and Thomas off of Gerald No.13 walking towards the locks so we walked there to see them. These boats were arriving at the locks, presumably out from Acton Bridge Cruising Club for the weekend.

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We walked back to the boat with Roy and Thomas, where we said our farewells to them as they carried back to Gerald No.13.

Keith.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Dutton Locks to Barnton Cut.

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Barnton Cut

Leaving Dutton Locks.

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Approaching Acton Bridge.

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Approaching Saltersford Locks.

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Keith.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Sutton Swing Bridge to Runcorn & Weston Canal then Back to Dutton Locks.

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Dutton Locks

This morning after breakfast, we walked into Frodsham, as we had be recommended the market was worth visiting, which is on a Thursday. As we passed over the River Weaver we saw this ship loading.

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Approaching Frodsham.

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The street market in the High Street, as seen from the other side of the road.

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In both directions.

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The Bear’s Paw.

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We bought some ham slices, chicken slices, large Melton Mowbray pork pie and 4 large chop suey rolls from Nick at his stall, we sampled the ham, and it was excellent, I sampled the pie which was the same. Well worth the trip into Frodsham on a Thursday just for this stall alone! The chop suey rolls reminded us of the spring rolls we used to get from our local Chinese takeaway in Felixstowe, and we haven’t come across any as large, until now!

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This map shows the locations of the historic buildings, etc. in Frodsham, there are smaller ones as you walk around describing the close vicinity.

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This board is located in Church Street.

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As is this telephone kiosk with built-in stamp machine.

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Church Street.

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The railway crossing Church Street, this also where Frodsham station is.

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Back up the hill, called “The Rock”, towards the river and canal.

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whilst crossing the river again the “James Jackson Grundy” was now taking on cargo, this is the small ship that had visited the festival, well at least to the moorings before Town swing bridge.

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After lunch we set off down the rest of the Weston Canal. This is the Runcorn Rowing Club.

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Approaching the massive complex of the chemical works alongside the canal.

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Marsh Lock, and access onto the Manchester Ship Canal.

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Approaching Whites bridge which is the limit of navigation, with the entrance to the derelict Weston & Runcorn canal to the right.

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Winding in the entrance to the derelict Weston & Runcorn canal.

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Hopefully one day it may even be restored.

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Passing the chemical works again.

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Only view of the Manchester Ship Canal and the River Mersey, blink and you miss it!

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More of the chemical works.

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Train crossing Sutton Viaduct.

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This is where the River Weaver departs to the left and the Weston Canal starts to the right.

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Frodsham Cut leading to the derelict Frodsham lock, which was the original access back onto the River Weaver before the Weston Canal was built.

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Back into the countryside.

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There was no mooring space at Devil’s Garden .

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An area locally known as “The Belt”

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Relaxing by the riverside.

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Approaching Dutton Viaduct.

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I just caught the tail end of this train!

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Approaching Dutton locks, with the tail of the weir stream coming under this bridge.

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Keith.