Monthly Archives: April 2012

April 30th 2012 Locking good weather

It was nice and bright with light winds when we joined NB lady Arwen at the top of the Wigan Flight (21 locks). We made a good team with Clive and Mel from Lady Arwen and we cleared the last of the 21 locks in a little under four hours. Once clear we turned left [...]

April 29th 2012 Wild outside Cosy inside

The weather forecast was correct, gale force winds and rain. The decision taken yesterday to stay in Adlington was a good one. We only ventured off the boat to collect some groceries and a paper from the small Co-op, and some coal and kindling from the local garage. We have had the fire alight all [...]

April 28th 2012 Back to Adlington

A lazy start today as our plan was to get through the Johnson Hill locks and moor in Adlington ready for our run up to the 21 Wigan locks on Sunday. Well, we had a nice run up to the first lock in overcast chilly conditions. At the top lock we used the services for [...]

April 27th 2012 Better than predicted

An early start today in grey murky and chilly conditions. Making good progress we soon arrived at the first of the three swing bridges we would pass through today. The weather was improving although not warm it was getting brighter and better than the forecast we watched last night. Around noon we arrived at the [...]

April 26th 2012 winds dropped but rain stays

Overnight the wind had subsided and the rain had stopped. So it was in quite pleasant conditions that we started on the seven Barrowford locks.  We hadn’t been through the last lock long before the rain came but at least it wasn’t windy or as cold as yesterday. It was still raining when we pulled [...]

April 25th 2012 The Good and the Bad

Yesterday we had a day of rest and stayed in Gargrave.  It was a really nice day weather wise. We did some odd jobs on the boat then went off for a walk into the hills (part of the pennine way). We decided that we would head back the way we came rather than go [...]

April 23rd 2012 Glorious Scenery

Hooray! No rain today but its was overcast when we set off this morning. This was how it was to be all morning. We soon arrived at the Foulridge tunnel where there is a traffic light signal in operation.  The red light was showing red when we arrived so we moored up and waited about [...]

April 22nd 2012 We reach the summit

A good nights unbroken sleep, but is was raining when we got up this morning and that would set the trend for the day. Showers of either rain or hail, some quite heavy. We left Hapton around 9am and there was a cool breeze as well as the rain.  We had planned to use the [...]

April 21st 2012 Through Blackburn

Another night of being woken by heavy rain and even heavier hail. This morning though the sun was shining so we set off. Within 30 mins the dark clouds came bringing a shower of rain, it didnt last long and although not warm it did brighten up again. Entering Blackburn it wasn’t long before we [...]

April 20th 2012 Troubles on route

It was bright this morning when we pulled away from the mooring at Adlington.  It was a very steady start as there were several boats moored all the way out of the town.  We were following two other boats. This was amazing because we have seen hardly any boats on the move. We continued following [...]