I went out for a short limp (sorry walk) but my knee is still quite swollen and sore so it was a short one.
I parked across the road from my Mums house and did a walk we used to do most weekends when my son was a youngster... more about that soon.
This old cottage was built in 1865 and is called Weaverham View...
...a pity the view is now obscured by cottages built 30 years or so later... still well over 100 years ago.
I headed down to the canal... crossing the top of Barnton Tunnel which is 572 yards in length.
The image above is of one of the air vents... roughly halfway.
I soon passed the entrance to the tunnel or as you will see in my next post the exit... I had a laugh with a group of Venture Scouts (female) on a training course as they emerged from the tunnel.
It started to rain as I followed the lane down to the River Weaver and close to the spot I had seen the cormorants while on my boat trip last weekend..
I really liked the look of this little boat as it got ready to pass through the lock gates.
Crossing the locks I had hoped to get a bit closer to the tree the cormorants were roosting in but the undergrowth (brambles and nettles) thwarted my attempts.
I spent a while just looking around the locks and surrounding area...
...it's been a few years since I have been here on foot.
A walk along the river bank gave me the chance to see the Cormorants...
...but the same view I had from the boat last weekend.
Saltersford Locks were built in 1874.
Built for industry it's fantastic to see little pleasure craft like "Jacqueline" using them to progress up river.
The view up the river towards Northwich and my home... hard to believe when you see views like this.
Back at the canal and it was still raining... to see a bit of colour was so welcome.
An uphill struggle with my sore knee and back to the car then home for a rest.
It's a lovely spot and so full of memories.