It was with heavy hearts that we said goodbye to Karen and Ian on Serenity this morning, before we set off – we knew that we probably wouldn’t be stopping before we reached our parting point at Waters Meeting, Serenity to go left towards the Leeds and Liverpool, and us to go right into Manchester. We will miss them.
We passed through Sale, and were pleasantly surprised, although we never mind cruising through built-up areas as they can be very interesting, and there is always something to look at. Just as we were approaching Sale, we were attacked by a psycho swan, presumably guarding his mate on a nest somewhere nearby, although we failed to spot it – he wasn’t letting up until we were out of his territory. He would accompany us for a few yards, then drop back and then fly at us from behind. He did this again and again until we were clear and he no longer deemed us a threat. Just after Sale, we waved goodbye to Karen and Ian and continued on our way into the centre of Manchester, to moor at Castlefields Quay.
11 miles and 0 locks