Here on the Trent and Mersey Canal is a shelter, almost a barn, for narrow boats, or barges. Taken last week near Preston Brook in Cheshire. Linking for the first time today with the Barn Charm blog.
While this is a typically gentile and picturesque vision for canal users, in September a less usual scene was seen, when the 240 year old Trent and Mersey canal burst its banks. The breach caused damage that will cost an estimated £1.5 million (and many months) to repair. A 12 mile stretch of the canal, not far from the above photo has closed as a result. A Repair the breach fund has raised over £12,000 so far but needs every £1 it can get. Breach diary updates.