Monthly Archives: April 2012

April 19th 2012 The Wigan Flight !!!!

Hooray it had stopped raining this morning, which was good news because we had 23 locks to do today, 21 of which make up the Wigan flight. Soon we were at the first lock with its strange configuration of chains to shut the gates.  Lock one and two cleared, we came to the junction to […]

April 18th 2012 Rainy Day

It was raining when we woke this morning and it carried on all day. We set off in the wet around 10am. Our first stop would be Bridgewater Marina to top the diesel tank and what a pleasant bunch of guys they were. It was raining cats and dogs but they cheerfully topped the tank. […]

April 17th 2012 A Wet and Windy Night

The weather forecast was spot on ,it said the wind would get up and it would rain. Well it did and we were both woken in the night by the wind rattling around the boat and heavy rain hitting the roof. By morning the wind had eased down and it had stopped raining. It was […]

April 16th 2012 Glorious sunshine

A later start today and our first stop was the chandlers on the opposite bank to our overnight moorings.  We bought some coal, kindling and a new centre mooring rope. The sun was shining as we set off and the weather remained great all day. We made Lymm by lunchtime and went into the village […]

April 15th 2012 Three Tunnels Today

An early start for us today. We pulled the pins around 8am and our first lock of the day was only a few hundred yards away.  We were soon through and heading north as we hoped to make Anderton for lunch. It was very quiet, we encounted our first boat on the move around 09:30 […]

April 14th 2012 Back on the Trent and Mersey

Another frost greeted us this morning but the boat remains lovely and warm.  It was just after 10am when we set off and were soon at our first lock of the day.  A boat was coming up so that helped make the passage nice and easy. The sun was shining but there was a stiff […]

April 13th 2012 Nantwich and beyond

The grass was white with frost this morning, but the sun was shining. We left the nice moorings and made for Nantwich with the sun beating down. It didn’t seem to take long before we arrived at the two locks at Hack Green. Once clear of the locks we enjoyed the cruise to Nantwich and […]

April 12th 2012 A Locking good day

It was raining as we pulled away this morning. Our first stop was the boatyard a few hundred yards ahead, we needed to top the diesel tank up and whilst there we bought some kindling. It continued to rain  as we made our way to the first of what would be twenty locks today. By […]

April 11th 2012 Sun, Hail, Rain and Thunder

The weather dominated today. We set off in pleasant sunshine and after a short while we passed through a very unusual bridge.  It has a telegraph pole built into the arch. After around an hour the dark clouds came,  the temperature dropped and then a hail storm was followed by heavy rain. This set the […]

April 10th 2012 Sunny Day at last

what a pleasant surprise this morning, bright sunshine- the grey skies had gone. Today was not going to be a busy day but  a gentle trundle along this lovely canal (the shroppie) that’s canal speak.  Setting off this morning we were soon in the narrow cutting with a boat coming the other way. The skipper […]