Three pigeons keep their eyes on a boat moored up on the Ashton Canal at Portland Basin. In the background is the elegant stone arch that carries the tow path across the junction with the Peak Forest Canal. The bridge was constructed in 1835 but, since the canal junction has been there since 1796, I am left wondering how the horses that towed the narrowboats got across the gap for the first 39 years!
(Sorry there were no posts on Friday or Saturday - I have had a very busy week!)
Last #Bollington blooms of summer... - A late burst of summer purple on the towpaths and canal banks at Bollington. Adios until next June, dear summer...
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