Monthly Archives: August 2013

The stars are not aligning.

Well we set off yesterday as planned, with our shiny new exhaust, and moored at the bottom of the first set of locks ready to do them in the morning. Not 10 minutes later we get notification that the lock … Continue reading

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Adlington walk

I haven’t used my big camera since I’ve been on the boat.   My little camera is very good, and fits in my pocket.  Takes a great photo.    The only reason I haven’t been using the big one – … Continue reading

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Wigan still – but moving on now.

Wigan – home of the current FA Cup winners (soccer) and also this years Challenge Cup winners (rugby).  The winners parade was yesterday, lots of red and white stripes.  They have an Aussie playing on the team. We’ve been sitting … Continue reading

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Wigan again.

We’ve back tracked to Wigan, to the top of the flight.   It’s not a bad place to be, there is a bus & pub handy.  Also all the boaty things you need, showers, water, rubbish disposal, toilets.   We’re … Continue reading

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We’re very small on this canal

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Wittle-le-Woods

Moved on a little way today and stopped at Botany Bay – for the Aussies out there I kid you not that it what the village/shopping centre was called.  No idea why – nowhere near a bay.  Had a wander … Continue reading

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Adlington

We moved on as planned, in the sun. We weren’t heading very far as a local marina was recommended to us to repair the tiller arm that I bent in Manchester. While we were there I got him to weld … Continue reading

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Dedicated

In a previous life I used to have a weekly horse riding lessons.  Every Saturday morning I would drag myself out of bed and be at the stables at 8.oo am to saddle the horse and be ready for an … Continue reading

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Bridgewater Canal

The plan was to travel straight through Manchester from Ashton under Lyme but it never happened.   We had a horrible run coming into Manchester -some of the dirtiest locks I’ve seen.  Howie said they were heavy to use as … Continue reading

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Whaley Bridge and Bugsworth Basin.

They are two separate arms at the end of the Peak Forest Canal.   It’s a beautiful area.   Lots of walks and places to visit from either mooring. A good amount of public transport as well.   We caught … Continue reading

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