We were really grateful to discover what seemed a fairly secure, overnight mooring eleven locks out of Manchester. We knew the journey to Hebden Bridge entailed over 80 locks, and was likely to be quite an interesting one. The New Islington Canal Basin wasn't even marked on our 2009 Nicholson's Waterways Guide, so we're grateful to Michelle … Continue reading New Islington – a broken dream?
The last time we encountered these nine double locks taking boats north east out of Manchester, was in August 2009. Fortuitously we came upon another narrowboat to share them with then, which certainly made the journey easier. This time we had the lovely Jim, who I see picked me up on a couple of errors … Continue reading The Rochdale Nine – a tiny taste of the trials and tribulations to come!