Category Archives: September 2016

The September trip to Liverpool and back.

It’s raining locks

From Wrenbury Church Visitor Moorings to Tom’s Moorings, a distance of 19 miles, 7¼ flg and 31 locks. It was a little misty when we cast off, but that’s part of the attraction of boating at this time of year. … Continue reading

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Detour to the Bhurtpore

From Middlewich Visitor Moorings (Middlewich Branch) to Wrenbury Church Visitor Moorings, a distance of 19 miles, 5 flg and 12 locks. No-one was on the move when we got up, but that seems quite usual for Middlewich and we pretty … Continue reading

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Lift, No Lift

From Dutton Stop Lock No 76 to Middlewich Visitor Moorings (Middlewich Branch), a distance of 16 miles, 4¼ flg and 5 locks. We had a couple of alternative plans – we could do a bit of time on The Weaver, … Continue reading

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Escape from The Bridgewater

From Worsley Visitor Moorings to Dutton Stop Lock No 76, a distance of 26 miles, 6 flg and 1 lock. There were no specific plans for today, apart from being in Lymm sometime round lunch so we could pick up … Continue reading

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Of locks, bridges and gearboxes

From Parbold Bridge No 37D to Worsley Visitor Moorings, a distance of 21 miles, ½ flg and 8 locks. The objective for the day was simple – get to Plank Lane Bridge No 8 before 2pm which was pretty easy … Continue reading

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The rain stays mainly on the plain

From Halsall Warehouse Bridge No 25 to Parbold Bridge No 37D, a distance of 9 miles, 1½ flg. We woke up and it was raining, and it rained for pretty much most of the day. So we changed our plans … Continue reading

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(The) Leaving of Liverpool

From Salthouse Dock to Halsall Warehouse Bridge No 25, a distance of 19 miles, 4½ flg and 6 locks. It was a pleasant morning when we got up early so we could be at Mann Island Lock No 6 by … Continue reading

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Wandering around Liverpool

No boating today – today was a day spent wandering around Liverpool. Nick was a student here back in the 1980s and he kept remarking how much things had changed. I used to visit Nick quite a bit and there … Continue reading

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Down into the Docks

From Lydiate Winding Hole to Salthouse Dock, a distance of 14 miles, 5 flg and 6 locks. We made an early-ish start, not because we were behind schedule but because we had to be at certain places at certain times … Continue reading

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Across the Plain

From Chapel Bridge No 7 to Lydiate Winding Hole, a distance of 14 miles, 1 flg and 7 locks. After very heavy rain over night we were surprised to wake to blue skies and sunshine, although it wasn’t too warm … Continue reading

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