Not your usual sight on a canal. This is a Mancchester University rowing team practicing along the long mile straight at Altringham.
While we were getting our pumpout the other day we were discussing our route and the man doing the pumpout said that Barton swing bridge was going to close soon for maintenance.
We got caught last time we came up here so I checked with the Bridgewater Company to discover that we had until tomorrow to get through.
So it has been a bit of a rush. But we made it with a day to spare.
We did a "first" today and moored up by the Trafford Centre for a look around. Mind boggling architecture!
Caroline is driving up to meet us tomorrow so we will hang around Worsley tomorrow and have a bit of a rest.
I have just printed out some Pink Petticoat toppers with a view to making some Mothers' Day cards. I made this one starting with a black card blank, some zebra stripy paper matted onto pink pearlescent card with a black ribbon wrapped around the top and a bow tied around it with a piece of jewellery stuck by the bow.
I cut out the topper with an oval Nestability and then cut out a pink scalloped oval for the backing, sticking it down with some sticky fixers.