Thursday, 8 July 2010

Wigan to Worsley

No hold ups on Tuesday morning & we set off down at 9.30am sharing with nb Serenity, 
2nd lock, only 19 to go

masonary marks on lock sides, Derek, Dave, Doug ?...

the stone masons numbered each lock

powerful by-washes

meeting some boats coming up, making it easier as locks now in our favour

It was warm, thirsty work but as we arrived at the bottom lock at 1pm I think we made reasonable time, so much so that the bottom lock was 'locked' necessitating a phone call to BW  & of course  phone numbers in Nicholsons out of date so a walk up to the service point to get the current number (01942 405700)  A lockie soon appeared, he hadn't expected us to make such good time! 

We moored up overnight at Dover Bridge & then spent last night there too as it was quite pleasant but today we needed supplies so onwards to Leigh,  mooring just before the bridge which is very handy for the shops.

Once stocked up we pushed on, as you go under the bridge you leave the Leeds Liverpool Canal behind & onto the Bridgewater, & after a couple of hours pleasant cruising we are now moored up in Worsley.

Tomorrow it's Stretford & a weekend with the grandkids!!

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