|Starting our walk!|
|12 miles to go!|
|Baby chicks and their Mum!|
|Len and Mel - CRT Volunteers with my Dad, |
Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Netherton
|Drink and comfort stop at Cooksons Bridge, near Netherton|
We noted that many of the bridge number plaques were missing. We learnt that some wrong 'uns have removed them in order to sell the metal for money. I won't express the words I would chose for them as I want my blog to be family friendly. It made tracking our progress harder but it helped that a couple of bridges along the way still have the numbers/letter plaques on.
We stopped in Litherland for a coffee at Tesco's. We thought it would be good stop again not so long after our pub stop as there aren't any other places very near to the canal to stop before we reached the end.
|Stanley Dock Branch Flight of Locks|
We had to cross the bridge of Lock 1 on the Stanley Dock Branch flight of locks. Sadly a couple of young bored wrong 'uns were playing with the gates but we crossed its bridge undeterred to the basin.
|We made it!|
There wasn't much at Eldonian Basin - just some visitors moorings and facilities. Beyond is a residential area with a parade of shops. It wasn't the end one expects when completing the canal by foot but with the Liverpool Link it's considered a mooring point. It is considered that the Stanley Dock Branch and Liverpool Link is a "canal continuation" until boaters reach Salthouse Basin adjacent to Albert Dock in the City Centre. We retraced our steps, descended down the locks and walked up the main road to Sandhills Station for our train back to our hotel.
There will be one more blog about our exploration of Liverpool Docks including the Stanley one.