We thought about going into
The roadworks at the bridge above the station were negotiated and onto the platform.
We had missed the 8:15am so thought that it couldn’t be long to the next train – checking the updated timetable – seems that the works still taking place had slightly changed the daily schedule – next train would be 16:15 – mmm, a bit too long to wait – oh well, Preston will just have to wait.
Back to the boat and Diane decided to get a bit of tidying up done; I got stuck into work.
By the afternoon, all of the energy expended over the last few days had caught up with us and we needed a nanna nap which worked well for us and we woke up after a couple of hours very much refreshed.
Friday’s weather should have been a bit better than Thursday so naturally we would move – the rain delayed it a bit and didn’t quite completely disappear, but what the heck – let’s go anyway.
Like everyone else who gets here, there is only a limited time to enjoy so we pressed on – just a few hours.
Firstly we would need to top up the water tank.
This is a lovely canal, the only problem we have encountered is the shallow sides and hence mooring opportunities are limited.
There are sections of wooded waterway and other parts which open right out – with only the M55 disturbing the peace initially.
|A good example of a John Rennie stone bridge - the fattened |
circular shape and the triple keystone
This is a lovely time of year to be on the waterways and part of that is the wildlife around and the arrival of the goung-uns.
Totals: 1666 Miles, 1294 Locks, 56 Tunnels, 28