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T’other way: Todmorden to Manchester on the Rochdale Canal (on Emma’s boat)

Autumn is here, and it’s time for Emma and I to set sail from Todmorden to Manchester along the Rochdale Canal. We did this journey with Swallow in the opposite direction in October 2013 (you can read about that here).  This time, we’re taking Emma’s boat, Flo. As Flo is 8′ wide, we can’t take both …

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Migration 2 – Manchester and the Rochdale Nine

Thursday 24th October- Manchester City Centre Bridgewater Canal to Rochdale Canal This was a toughie – the notoriously difficult ‘Rochdale Nine’, the first nine locks of the Rochdale canal taking you through the city centre. It all started off beautifully though – waking up in Sale was just gorgeous, a sunny, cold autumn morning and …

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