1 mile, 9 locks for today
Totals: 1496 Miles, 1241 Locks, 50 Tunnels, 25
Today really was a cause for concern for all of us – the unsubstantiated information about problems along the
A few of us went off to breakfast at local caf. and then to move off – we first helped Peter and Meagan through the two top locks of the flight and then Dot and Gordon through the first two of the Rochdale locks going up the
Then the four of us wandered back to the remaining two boats to tackle the 9 locks down to Castlefields.
You cannot keep good people down and D&G were there to get us through the first two locks – we are going miss you both so very much, so you should also know that it won’t be too long before we pay you a visit wherever you may be.
The locks lived up to everything that was said – hard, unusual, unique – but in a strange way very enjoyable – especially when they were finished – the last (Dukes 92) taking an eternity to fill so that we could even let the boats into the lock.
These pictures show the journey through the centre of Manchester
|cheerful now, but those locks were pretty hard work|
|finally Duke's 92 - the last one|
|but it did take a long while to fill the lock to get in|
A bit of a chance to have a look at the heater which had decided not to work that morning – and with all of my coaxing was adamant that it would stay that way – some very valuable help from Paul gave some valuable information but no working heater – thanks Paul.
Our plan is that with the weather becoming summer-like (we wish) that we would work some magic with the 240v electric heating whilst cruising and charging batteries until we get to