I have been layed up for two days. I managed to twist my ankle yesterday but everything seem to be on the mend now. We are moored up in Stretford just at the back of Noreens dads house. the enforced layup means that Noreen has managed a lot of shopping and we have had her Dad over for meals.
The most spectacular view so far was going over the Barton Aqueduct over the Manchester Ship Canal looking down onto large container ships was quite unnerving.
The canal system around Manchester is very nice except for the rubbish floating everywere the canals are clean tidy and well maintained with lots of wild live comming through Trafford Park between industry and the Trafford Centre we saw 5 Herons.