Wednesday 22nd May 2013
What are these lock things again – it is so long since we have had to do these – Diane wanted to do most of these but we fell into a routine of mooring the boat on the lock landing and doing them together.
|It started off pretty easy...|
|then it got a bit harder...|
|...then she was a bit tuckered out and needed the rest|
|This boat didn't help anyone - mooring up at the lock landing - |
fortunately we were going down the locks - dread to think how
difficult it would be going up with them right there !!
The right hand side was all long term moorings – so not there.
We had seen a mooring point with bollards just on the right at the start of the basin so we did a 180 and moored up there – fortunately the wind was right at our back and whilst we didn’t find it easy it was manageable and more to the point it was straight sided, so we could tie up tight against the side – magic – and a water point just 20 meters away.
The tidal part of the River Lune, the same Lune that we saw in
|the far gate is the sea lock onto the tidal Lune; in the foreground|
is the lock into the basin
|Port of Lancaster Smokehouse - don't miss it if you are here|
|The marina - yachts only - more money here than our boat cost|
|out for a stroll - or more likely an escape - sheep on the run|
|Moored up safe and sound, but still being rocked a bit by the|
|getting a bit choppy indeed|
3 miles, 6 locks
Totals: 1711 Miles, 1300 Locks, 56 Tunnels, 28