Canal Clearance

On Sunday, a few of us helped to clear the canal of a lot of accumulated rubbish. We worked our way up from the Canal Basin, intending to meet up with the Canal Society and their boat Panther at Swan Lane (“Club Line”), where a skip had been placed. They were clearing the stretch of canal from their base at Wyken Basin.

Even for those of us who had wisely chosen to walk along the towpath, this turned out to be harder work than anticipated. The boats (Open Canadians towing Kiwi double kayaks for additional storage) were entirely full of rubbish before we reached Bridge 3! The walkers, along with Andy in his solo Canadian, then returned to the Basin, leaving the others to battle the windy conditions all the way to club line with their haul. And then all the way back again…

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