8.25 miles, 2 locks, 3 swing bridges
2.75 miles, 4 swing bridges
Both boats had the timing perfect to head off together - well it was almost perfect. Just as we were about to set off a boat came past us heading the way we were going. We let them get ahead, so we would still be travelling with Linda and Alan on nb Aladin.
It was another glorious morning
Welcome to Lancashire leaving Greater Manchester behind us
It was a long way down and we are convinced he has a fear of heights.
This was our view as we approached a bridge - we were completely blind and guess what was in the bridge hole?
Of course a broadbeam! There was nothing for it, but to reverse and get out the way.
We were on the lookout for the sail-less windmill at Parbold - it is impossible to miss
The vital statistics for the first part of our summer cruise are as follows:
158.5 miles, 123 locks, 11 swing bridge and 6 tunnels