"Hazel" was booked for a birthday trip on Saturday 1st October so we loaded up our guests at Portland Basin and towed her with "Forget me Not" to tie near Marple aqueduct. The weather was sunny and the water up to weir level so it was a really good trip with good company. Our guests really enjoyed it. We left them there as some of them were staying overnight, running back to Portland Basin with "Forget me Not" ready for the recycling trip on Sunday morning. Once again this was in wonderful autumn sunshine, we had a great bunch of volunteers and a good haul of saleable stuff to go to the charity shop.
After the trip me, Tony and Aaron took "Forget me Not" back up to Marple ready to bring "Hazel" back on Monday. For the return trip our only guest was Bridget, who was testing the boat for wheelchair friendliness. She's suggested a few modifications but thoroughly enjoyed the trip and I hope she'll be back as a volunteer. Here's a few pictures of the recycling trip and the Sunday evening trip up to Marple
Passing Guide Bridge Station.
Lisa and dog.
Kevin on "Lilith".
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Into the M60 bridge.
Under the M60
Waving to the old folks flats.
Past the site of Robertsons Jam Works.
"Forget me Not" on the way up the Peak Forest to Marple at Dunkirk Bridge.
Manchester Road, Hyde.
Emerging from the M67 tunnel.
The wharf on the right once served a coal pit. Now it's silted up and clogged with American Pennywort.
Approaching Adamsons, Hyde.
Passing Captain Jacks.
Captain Clarks Bridge.
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