Dave B

Dave B

Posted on 08/10/2014

Photo taken on November 27, 2011

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Macclesfield Canal
Narrow boat canal
Bosley locks
Lock 11

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But darling, steering IS hard work !

But darling, steering IS hard work !
In truth, I have never attempted to steer a narrow boat so I cannot say whether it is harder than working lock gates or not ;-) However, this happens to be lock 11 in a flight of 12 so I would think she would have been just a little tired by this time. To make matters worse this is the Macclesfield Canal (opened about 1830) unique, for a narrow canal, in having double gates at top and bottom of its locks. Even harder work!
It is just over 26 miles long and was almost the last narrow boat canal to be opened. It has just two levels for its entire length with this flight of 12 locks - Bosley Locks - linking the two. It has also those unusual snake bridges designed so that the towpath could be switched from one bank to the other and the towing horses would not need to be unhitched.