Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Back in the Fens?

Nearly three months ago we left a landscape reclaimed by man from marshland; flat fields full of green crops, big skies and a biting wind. We were heading for the hills of the Pennines and beyond to Liverpool.
Now we are nearly at journey's end and once more find ourselves in a far reaching, flat, fertile landscape, once again reclaimed from marshland by 18th century man's efforts. The final miles of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal are almost a mirror image of our first cruising miles on the trip.
Tonight we are moored at swingbridge 9 on the canal waiting to begin stage one of our trip on the Liverpool Link. Tomorrow night will be spent in Liverpool itself, in the Eldonian basin - the old canal terminus - and Friday will see the short but exciting trip through the link itself.

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