Vlog 203: Up Ship Creek

After crossing the Mersey estuary with Minimal List aboard NB Perseverance – see the prior vlog by clicking here – we now had a 36-mile journey up the Manchester Ship Canal, to get to Salford. Also aboard, as before, London Boat Girl Lorna.

See the other vlogs!
Minimal List: https://youtu.be/umvXctL-0Ec
London Boat Girl: https://youtu.be/Ir4cwe42uzA

Video filmed in mid-October 2019

Start point: https://goo.gl/maps/L49AqB9V1EqH4Nym6
River Weaver joins the MSC: https://goo.gl/maps/kSn2KSa4HZc5Kxwz7
Silver Jubilee bridge: https://goo.gl/maps/wvN3GRXKMdcB48Zw8
High-up railway bridge: https://goo.gl/maps/UvRWYfKwKDAc1JnR7
Walton swing bridge: https://goo.gl/maps/WoGzYZXRvwNT2aqz5
Latchford locks: https://goo.gl/maps/cKYSzYwT3pGLVosE6
Irlam locks: https://goo.gl/maps/rSyGrZmb1TXjvheq8
Salford Western Gateway lift bridge: https://goo.gl/maps/mWMiP21AfTTn2ERo8
Barton Swing Aqueduct: https://goo.gl/maps/CAcCSQ8RLQLXmsnG6
See also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barton_Swing_Aqueduct
End mooring: https://goo.gl/maps/QDrDsoHoBrBkrhxw8

Thanks to viewer Simon Hawker for the excellent video title!

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  1. Interesting, bridge-educational trip, but my favourite vlog is still number 200. I’m still chuckling.
    Happy Christmas, David!

  2. I found your Vlogs about 4 months ago and have enjoyed them ever since catching up and the van series too. The history you share with us is just mind-boggling 1700’s building of the canals and bridges. I’m from California with our history dating back to the 1800’s. Thank you for the many hours of pure enjoyment.

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