Day 27 – Lymm to Stretford

Some sunshine at last and time to bid farewell to wonderful Lymm and off further along the expansive Bridgewater Canal. It really was a blessing to have a very wide and deep canal.

There’s plenty to marvel at with old warehouses and factories. The sun came out for a bit too.

Another to add to the collection of boat names …

Adagio was loving this grand canal and skipped along, you don’t see these on most canals. . 

The old making way . . 

for the new . . 

A brief stop in Sale and a trip to a large Sainsbury’s, then on to Stretford marina, our stop for 2 days and a place David can visit us and leave his car. Small but very well maintained marina – a great welcome by Mal. All the usual services – excellent showers & toilets plus gas, fuel and water plus security! Brilliant.

A nice double rainbow (caused by single and then double internal reflection of the light by raindrops … yes, it rained again!). We are now within walking distance of Old Trafford and also the famous “Waters Meeting” junction where one branch goes off into Manchester and t’other goes to Leigh (our route) and Wigan and then on to Liverpool.

That dog seems to get everywhere! And then it rained some more.

An evil yellow sky but the forecast for the final push into Liverpool looks good – warm & dry. Well, it’s way past Gin o’clock, so that’s it for now.