Tuesday, 21 May 2013

The Lune

Tuesday 21st May 2013

As part of the master plan from management we have found time to travel down the Glasson branch and visit the docks area at the end of this branch – this little side journey helps to fill in the time necessary for a decent pumpout – I think it also fills in some time to check out a couple more pubs at the end of the line – can’t so no to that.

But for today it was a nice day for a cruise – initially it was cloudy and we felt a little chilly, but it didn’t take long before the sun was out and we were feeling quite warm.

We had set aside some time to stop and do some admiring of the magnificent Lune Aquaduct over the Lune River – opened in 1797 it has stood the test of time – not just a practical engineering feat, it shows a architectural style of some magnitude.

The Lune Aquaduct from river level

... and from the top

it also makes a nice backdrop - these two just had to be in
the picture

It was through Lancaster itself again and then further on through some wooded cuttings which still managed to allow bright sunlight through.

Lancaster and the castle and church

This certainly was a brilliant cruising day – and may there be just a few more of them to come.

sunny or what !

Just a bit concerned about the cows suggesting rain

the towpath was still quite muddy - so hopefully it will dry
out in the sunshine

We finally moored up after watering at Galgate – sneaking a 55’ boat into a 54’ 11” space between a cruiser and a hire boat – only just nudging the latter a little bit – surprisingly they both moved along after a short time.

10 miles, 1 swing bridge

Totals: 1708 Miles, 1294 Locks, 56 Tunnels, 28 Lift Bridges, 131 Swing Bridges

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