Category Archives: 2009

Trips in 2009

A long slow slog up hill

It was another non-descript day when we got up and headed off towards Audlem Bottom Lock No 27 and although we’d heard several boats move off from the moorings they all seemed to have been going north. So when we arrived at the bottom of Audlem there was only one boat in front of us. Continue reading

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To Pilate without a pilot

From Stanthorne Lock No 3 to Coole Pilate Leisure Moorings, a distance of 16 miles, 3 flg and 5 locks. We heard a couple of boats go past us before we got up and we started the day third in … Continue reading

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A bad case of Deja Vu

From Marbury Woods Footbridge to Stanthorne Lock No 3, a distance of 16 miles, ½ flg and 5 locks. Or maybe its Groundhog day. That odd feeling that you’ve been here before, and that the day is one you’ve already … Continue reading

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To the woods… again!

From Jacksons Bridge No 7 to Marbury Woods Footbridge, a distance of 16 miles, 2¾ flg and 7 locks. A couple of boats had passed us by the time we got up but there was only one directly in front of … Continue reading

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Just a few locks

From Tom’s Moorings to Jacksons Bridge No 7, a distance of 18 miles, flg and 23 locks. After travelling up on Thursday afternoon and eating in The Talbot we made an early start. That seems to becoming standard practice for … Continue reading

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A few days away

Well the boat has been getting quite a bit of use recently. A trip to Wigan over the Easter holidays which got all changed round but will be blogged about as part of the testing of the new route importer … Continue reading

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Barbridge in the mist

From Barbridge Junction to Tom’s Moorings, a distance of 15 miles, 3 flg and 22 locks. After spending ages stuck in queues at locks and knowing that most of the boats that were going the same way as us would … Continue reading

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The long push south

From Dutton Wharf Bridge No 212 to Barbridge Junction, a distance of 93 miles, 3¾ flg and 8 locks. For various reasons, which this blog is not going in to, Kathy and I were still on the boat when we … Continue reading

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Out of Manchester

From Astley Bridge No 58 to Dutton Wharf Bridge No 212, a distance of 30 miles, 5¼ flg and 1 lock. Easter Saturday, and you think that you’d see some boats on the move wouldn’t you? Well we didn’t. We … Continue reading

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Rickrolled

From Crabtree Swing Bridge No 32 to Astley Bridge No 58, a distance of 21 miles, 7½ flg and 8 locks. It was another quiet morning when we set off, the start of the Easter weekend so probably a little … Continue reading

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