July 10

On the move. Stayed last night alongside the Leigh Branch of Leeds and Liverpool. It was very windy, so we chose a tree-lined section, near a lake, and it was magic. They boys watched the football (soccer) game until the battery was tired, and we all crashed. Found the result this morning. We then moved on to Wigan, and the flight of 2+21 locks up the Wigan hill. A gorgeous day, which more than made up for the flight which had major water problems due to leaky locks. I ran aground- stuck fast on the mud and crap on the bottom of the canal, until the boys went ahead and flushed enough water down to refloat the boat.

We made it to the top, with no major issues other than the lack of water, and are now moored beside a golf course, with a magic view out the other side along the valley we just climbed out of. A great day, with great crew!

 

 

About Ed Mortimer

I'm a retired school teacher, now living on my narrowboat in Britain. I'm touring as much of the canal and river system as I can. This blog describes what I do and where I've been
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One Response to July 10

  1. Sheila Gibbs says:

    (-: Sounds wonderful.

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