To Castlefields (April 22)

We woke to mist in Worsley and winded in front of the Packet House.

Packet House, Worsley

The journey down to Waters Meeting was uneventful but we did manage to take some more photos as we crossed the Barton Swing Aqueduct.

Barton Swing Road Bridge (again)

The weather was fine and sunny. We turned left towards Manchester and passed in the shadow of the Manchester United ground.

Manchester United

Unusual paddle gear on the disused Hulme Branch Locks

We got into Castlefields just before lunch. Because of building work, some of the local permanent moorers had been relocated onto to visitor moorings making it interesting moor up without obstructing the trip boats. Several trip boats were due take fans to Man. United in the evening for the match against Pompey.

Castlefields Basin, Manchester

We spent the afternoon shopping and sightseeing in Manchester. In Albert Square, outside Manchester City Hall, there is another statue of Prince Albert.

Prince Albert, Albert Square, Manchester

Some musicians and dancers from Gambia were performing in Piccadilly Gardens. They were great.