Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Heading towards the twin cities along the canal towpath

You don’t have to travel far to get to some large and very impressive expanses of water in the city.

Out to the south along with the two water parks there is the Mersey.

And for those with less grandiose ambitions there are also the Dukes Canal and a some smaller water courses.

But for those with a mind to get in some industrial history as well as water you can’t beat the Ship Canal.

So a few days back  Andy Robertson went off on another adventure,  “with the sun looking interesting”  he “ventured down to Ordsall Lane again, this time turning east along
the tow path. It is amazing how near this place is and I bet more often than not I can drive there quicker than to your place, given Chorlton traffic.”

And here are some of the pictures.

We both have our favourites, for me it was the crane  set against skyline .

The historian in me wonders about the stories that go with this tiny bit of the canal, while for Andy it was that stretch of water with the buildings set against the dying light.

But of course there is so much more. So while the big ships may not now glide along the water way instead there are the rowers continuing to make the walk an interesting one.

Pictures; 2014, from the collection of Andy Robertson

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