Our next round of planned kiwi guests arrived on Saturday 30th June for a three-night canal adventure. Deb and Graeme had spent the previous few weeks travelling around Europe, their main destination being a UK friend's daughter's wedding in Santorni. Fortunately when they arrived with us the weather in Manchester wasn't too shabby after the … Continue reading A Succession of Summer Visitors Part 2
Rochdale Nine Locks
The Rochdale Nine – a tiny taste of the trials and tribulations to come!
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!
Re-visiting the Anderton Boat Lift – and venturing into new territory
There's reportedly seven wonders of the Inland Waterways in Britain. To date, we've been fortunate enough to experience six of them - and we're planning on completing the seventh next month. The Barton Swing Aqueduct we've even had the opportunity to visit AND see open twice, in 2009 and 2013. Last week we returned to the … Continue reading Re-visiting the Anderton Boat Lift – and venturing into new territory