From Anderton Second Pipe Bridge to Anderton Marina, a distance of 0 miles, 5¼ flg.
Cast off 7.30! Unpacked boat at marina, packed cars and returned home via Shopping City Runcorn
From Timperley Bridge No 33 to Anderton Second Pipe Bridge, a distance of 23 miles, 5½ flg and 1 lock.
Steohen copped a 1oco at 3 am! Explored Daresbury and looked round church. Moored just past Anderton for night. Better weather
From Junction with former Moss Hall and Ince Hall Collieries Branch to Timperley Bridge No 33, a distance of 22 miles, 6¼ flg and 6 locks.
Alastair joined us. Had coffee at Joan and Cliff McKnight’s, then on down the flight. Dropped Alastair at Abram. On through Leigh. Anglers have rods big enough for sharks. Ate at Ferguson’s Steak Bar in Sale. Moored for night opposite Timperley Station. Very, very wet on and off all day
From Grimshaw Park Bridge No 101 to Junction with former Moss Hall and Ince Hall Collieries Branch, a distance of 20 miles, 3¼ flg and 30 locks.
Blackburn and Johnson’s Hillock Locks. Watered and shopped in Blackburn. Had pump out and re-fuel at L & L Cruisers .
Shirley, Bill, Alastair and Jennifer joined us for Wigan Flight.
Worked to half way down then moored after Lock 17. Afternoon hot and sunny.
From Foulridge Tunnel (southwestern entrance) to Grimshaw Park Bridge No 101, a distance of 24 miles, 5½ flg and 7 locks.
Ran aground in Nelson, then plastic bag round prop: Then ran
out of fuel near Church. Reg said we most have leaked a lot.
Moored before Blackburn looks. Weather cold again.
From Milking Hall Swing Bridge No 184 to Foulridge Tunnel (southwestern entrance), a distance of 21 miles, 1½ flg and 15 locks.
Shopped in Skipton and boys train spotted. Then on and on until Lancashire side of Foulridge.
Hot and sunny afternoon.
From Rodley Water Pipe Crossing Bridge to Milking Hall Swing Bridge No 184, a distance of 19 miles, 4¼ flg and 16 locks.
Back up the Bingley locks, harder work going this way. Moored near Kildwick.
Weather slightly warmer.
From Kirkstall Pipe Bridge to Rodley Water Pipe Crossing Bridge, a distance of 8 miles, 4¾ flg and 20 locks.
On to Leeds. Worked Locks with Pennine Explorer from Coles Morton Wigan. Shopped in Leeds. Boys went train spotting, and Nicholas bought enormous electronic ”thing”.
Turned on River Aire, then back up locks to moor for night on outskirts of Rodley.
No change in weather.
From Milking Hall Swing Bridge No 184 to Kirkstall Pipe Bridge, a distance of 21 miles, 5½ flg and 22 locks.
Lots of tricky swing bridges. Watered and souped at top of Bingley Five Rise
. Worked our way down with very helpful keeper. Very spectacular. Then Bingley 3 Rise
. Moored for night near Kirkstall.
From Site of Former Railway Bridge No 151B to Milking Hall Swing Bridge No 184, a distance of 17 miles, 7 flg and 15 locks.
Down Greenberfield Locks and Bank Newton . Reached Skipton and had evening meal in the Yi Din Haw. Moored for night near Kildwick. Chilly, grey and windy.