July 17

Ah to be back cruising the canals again. I spent a couple of days in showery weather restocking the boat, and doing odd jobs. Then, off to Manchester to retrieve my car. Surprise! the car isn’t there.So eventually, I found out that it had been towed, because, despite being told by the marina manager to park in this place, there is a ‘dropped’ curb, which means restricted for handicap access, and, despite this being in an industrial area, under construction, and derelict, I ought to have known about this particular aspect of British parking regulations, despite what I was told. Now I know… 3h later and quite a bit poorer, I have the car back. Now parked inside a marina where city or municipal people can’t get at it…

on the way into Burnley

on the way into Burnley

The Leeds and Liverpool canal continues to live up to billing for views. They are spectacular. The weather has returned to summer, and Daniel and Nikki have joined as crew for the next 5 days. Over the top into Yorkshire, and all is well. The pictures show much better than words…

Foulridge tunnel, with light at the end


summer returns as we head to the summit of the Leeds and Liverpool


Barrowford locks on the way to the summit


Daniel and Nikki, crew for this part of the adventure

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 17

  1. Ruth says:

    Sorry about your car, but glad you got it back! I can’t wait!!

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