Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Wednesday 8 August 2011

Melling to Burscough
Miles 14.5, Swing bridges 8
We stayed at bridge 10 near Melling last night and set off early to do the 12 miles to Bridge 31 before noon when the CaRT (BW) staff operating the lock, because of a control panel failure, went off for he afternoon. We made that and stopped briefly in Burscough to visit the shops and have lunch. After we went on to moor opposite Duttons farm near Bridge 35. M and B went to look at the reconstruction of a neolithic hut in the field opposite. They came back full of praises for the site which is the work of the owner after the discovery of several sites in the field where there was evidence that huts had been built there.
Liverpool to Melling
Miles 12.2 Locks 6 Swing bridges 3
A Rainy day for our departure hence no pictures. Apart from the weather the trip went well and we once again had the fun of navigating the deep docks as we made our way to Stanley dock locks. Once on the Leeds and  Liverpool canal we had a problem with plastic bags on the prop and one got on so badly that
we had to stop and go down the weed hatch to get it off.
I will try and get some photos of the Liverpool visit ready for tomorrow.

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