Thursday, 26 October 2017

Dredging on the Mac

This morning I left in the dark, and it was dark again by the time I got back. In between was a drive up to Cheshire for a boat test. The weather wasn’t as dull as forcast, and the prodicted showers never arrived. We’d planned to trun the boat at the winding hole by Bridge 20, but it was being dredged; fortunately there’s another one a mile further on. Just beyond Bridge 20 is where the dredgings were being dumped. As we came back, the process was in full swing, with a full pan being emptied.

A digger was getting the silt out, and putting it in a machine just over the hedge which sifts out all the debris. Then the silt was beimg sprayed all over the field. The whole area looked a complete mess! Still, the Macc badly needs dredging, so you can’t really complain. Apparently all the dredging gear got stuck in a bridge hole on the way up, rather making the point.

Ian was doing the photos today, and we went to the nearby Miners’ Arms for lunch afterwards. The food was pretty good, but there seemed to be a bit of a staff shortage, with things taking quite a long time.

Tomorrow morning, another early alarm as I’m due at work at 6.30.


Mrs. Jaqueline Biggs said...

Hi Adam, I am oored by bridge 53 on the Maccie and dredging is ongoing up ahead of me. It seems to be happening all up and down this canal which is great. I should be moored up at Victoria Pit on my winter mooring by next week. Stop by if you are up my way and have time.

Jaq xxx

Anonymous said...

I have just finished reading your blog from the very beginning. Thank you very much for taking us with you on your journeys! Looking forward to further updates.

Adam said...

Hi Anon -- I admire your commitment!