Narrowboat Ezri- The 100 Miles Adventure – Room For A Little One.

Being only 35 foot long Ezri is able to move about into spaces which other boats find hard, but is also leaves her unable to moor up on less uneven sides of the footpath. So the plan to travel a set number of miles doesn’t always work out the best example being last week’s blog post about carrying on slightly further than we planned this week’s blog post is in the same type of thing we had planned to do a handful of locks and stop just around the Bend away from the small village of Malkins.

Walking to Ezri the bank looked Ok I would have to use since as there’s no barrier mooring Rings set into the ground but that would be fine done as I have done it before no problem, So that’s want I set out in my mind, The Trent and Mersey is busy water way in fact I think we incounted around 12 maybe 15 boats as we made our trip. We helped were we could and were helped in turn to. As we left one of the working double locks the single handed who was heading up floated his boat into the lock and calm as you like stepped to his left and to the middle of the locks and up the stone stairs. Pushing the lock gate shut as crossed the small bridge, Without once reaching for a rope I bet if tried that Ezri would end up bouncing around the lock or slipping out.

The only time we took is easy was when travelling under the M6 motorway with the lock just before it it’s amazing to watch all the fast moving manic traffic above you as we slowly work the lock and thinking about the people who would have done the same thing but when all that could be seen was just empty fields.

But as we carried on it became slightly obvious that the bank would not be to welcoming to Ezri so we carried on and as we came out of lock number 10 we saw mooring rings set into to the bank and a nice clean clear CRT sign saying 48 hours slowly we past this in the hope it would soon end and it did just before Wheelock Wharf there two sets of rings just past the second 48 hour sign which now pointed the way we came, using one centre pin we were able to moor up safe.

Ok so that’s your Ezri adventure for this week as always thank you for reading and I hope come back next week for the next one.

Total Miles covered so far (Start point Bugsworth) =  46 miles  2  1/2 furlongs

Miles covered this trip =  2 miles  1/2 furlongs.

Places been/Stopped- Bugsworth, Strines Road Narrows, Carr Swing Bridge, Bancroft Bridge No 8, Higher Poynton Winding Hole, Braddocks Bridge No. 19, Lane Head Winding Hole, Clark’ Change Bridge, Leadbeater’s Bridge No 40, Royal Oak Swing Bridge No. 49, Locketts Bridge No. 53. River Dane Aqueduct (12 locks) Congleton Bridge No 61, Buglauton Cattle Aqueduct, Biddulph Valley Aqueduct, Kent Green Pipe Bridge Knowsley Lane Bridge No 95. Coopers Bridge No. 135. Rough.Wood Bridge No. 146 (10 locks) Arclid Aqueduct (10 locks)

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Narrowboat Ezri- The 100 Miles Adventure – Just One More…Just one.

The Trent and Mersey canal, It’s like living on the M6 motorway is not a day goes by or an hour ago by that you don’t get passed by another wonderful boat,  but that does present a little bit of a problem when moving from A to B, see the idea of this trip was to move Ezri from coppers bridge to just outside the small village of Rode Heath and matter of six locks about 2 and bit miles,

Me and Dad walked from the village to Ezri so we knew there would be space right at the end of the rings, the odd thing was even though it was very uphill walk through/pass the lock it was one more easy walks and did feel a lot shorter, we had something to eat before we started.

Getting to the first lock, we started our system, and as we worked we had another boat came behind but the lock was to small to fit both of us in, so dad let the water go and Ezri went down but as we did there was second boat but this one coming towards us, So as dad worked the lock the lady from the other boat went to talk to the boat behind us, and we carried on to the next lock, unlike the last this was set in our favorite which helped a lot,

After two small locks they become doubles so it was a case of finding which ever one was set but, sometime it was case of floating in the centre of the water pound, which was Ok but a few times I all most of got stuck in fact when the towpath changed sides I did in fact catch Ezri’s side on one of the pound walls. So it was a little tricky at sometimes. But I did get to video us working a lock, 

When came to stopping that’s were the problem started we made it but found out that the space we wanted to use was now taken up but now just by one boat but two holiday boat, one was using a mooring pin to stay in the bank it was now 2:30 in afternoon gave us time if needed it. I left dad holding Ezri so I could see if there was anymore anywhere only to find an another lock and then one after that, We couldn’t leave Ezri so we pressed on but it soon became clear that we couldn’t stop between the wide pound space and two locks became just one more, let just see wants next after that in total it was four extra 

It was only when were work last of the extra locks did meet someone coming up (the guy behind us at start of the day had now long pass us, when stopped). Dad helped them up but a little to quick for their liking but there were helpful for us to telling us about mooring space which were free. The funny thing was there are in walking distance of the real M6 motorway. 

Ok so that’s your Ezri adventure for this week as always thank you for reading and I hope come back next week for the next one.

Total Miles covered so far (Start point Bugsworth) =  44 miles  2  furlongs

Miles covered this trip =  3 miles  3 furlongs.

Places been/Stopped- Bugsworth, Strines Road Narrows, Carr Swing Bridge, Bancroft Bridge No 8, Higher Poynton Winding Hole, Braddocks Bridge No. 19, Lane Head Winding Hole, Clark’ Change Bridge, Leadbeater’s Bridge No 40, Royal Oak Swing Bridge No. 49, Locketts Bridge No. 53. River Dane Aqueduct (12 locks) Congleton Bridge No 61, Buglauton Cattle Aqueduct, Biddulph Valley Aqueduct, Kent Green Pipe Bridge Knowsley Lane Bridge No 95. Coopers Bridge No. 135. Rough.Wood Bridge No. 146 (10 locks)

Narrowboat Ezri- The 100 Miles Adventure – The Written Word.

Last weeks blog post went out six hours early (6:00 am not 6:00 pm) that I had planned, Which got me thinking I can manipulate my blog and its entries for any time and day, For them to be posted the middle of next year if I felt like it.

And its not just the Ezri stuff I put out I do book reviews and few other things all of which can be deleted in a split second, or if I no longer remember the passwords and have to start all over again somewhere else. The book reviews I don’t really mind losing but the Ezri stuff would be a huge heartache.

Unlike most people I don’t use YouTube as a Blog or vlog entry system it’s just random 2 minute travel videos if that and having seen that it’s not the free and open platform calls itself. I’m not going to trust it.
Now that leaves me three options ;

Copy and paste all the blog entries from very beginning, up to now and back them up onto a hard drive/USB stick and just have them sit there gathering dust, bytes or whatever.

Copy the entries into a Word document and print out every single page then I would have a collection of pages too expensive to put into a book and bind so I would have them sit in a drawer somewhere, once again gathering dust.

The solution I came up with is to hand write or rewrite all the blog post’s but not in cheap A4 paper pad with a cheap ballpoint pen but a proper leather journal so have looking around I found a fully handmade including the paper 20 cm x 15 leather journal from the Etsy shop SundaraSoul, and even a black Fountain pen to use with which came from WHsmiths.

So over the next few weeks I hope to write all the posts from here into the book and when its full get another one, slowly building into a living collection, from the very start, of words rather than just computer bytes or pages in a drawer. It doesn’t mean I want to start writing here in fact I’m going to write here first so I can check the punctuation and the spellings because when I come and write it into the book I have no way to change the once the ink touches the paper.

Well that’s just about your lot for this week and If you have done thank you for reading and next week’s log entry will be once again all about the Trent and Mersey and our trip towards the Anderton Boat Lift so I hope you can join me for that.

Narrowboat Ezri – The 100 Miles Adventure – Half a Dozen Down

This week we forge further ahead on the Trent and Mersey, At the junction we be turning left (right would take us to the Harecastle tunnel) this was easy said then done. Before we set off there were two boats tied together with one tied up and the lock landing, which as the locks are double, it didn’t present a problem I could just move to the right hand side of the canal on go down the free one. But by the time we got there and I’ve made my wide sweep to the right the boats had disappeared and I was too far wide to come in elegantly so I hit not only the bank in front of me but when I done reversing tapped the front of Ezri on the now free lock landing, So not the best of starts.

I’m not sure how many locks there are in total on the complete length of the Trent and Mersey as I only intend to do as many as it will take to get to the Anderton Boat Lift around I think twenty five. So in this journey we that is my Dad and myself will do the first six we will come across. The way the locks work on the Trent and Mersey are exactly same really is all locks you add a fill it up or empty it float in and fill it up or empty it again, The only difference is a double Chambers that’s two locks next each other one can be used for going down a one can be used for going up at the same time.

We did the first one with no issues and no problem we’ll stay down the left hand side from the mooring landing, that working a lot with the big handle windlass and me steering Ezri. But I did forget to do was to take the camera off my pocket and film because I wanted to show the fact that you travel underneath the the Trent and Mersey section which links with the Macclesfield it was only halfway through the trip when I remembered I had the phone.

There is quite a lot of room between 2nd and 3rd locked and there were a few boats made up mostly mostly holiday boats but there is enough room so that the lock emptying and filling doesn’t ground you so on the way back I might stop here. At the second was about coming the other way so they were going off as we were coming down and they were extremely helpful as the young lad on the boat open the gates so I could just sail to the lock on the left, they also pointed out further on the water would get a bit shallow as we were only going to do the first six it didn’t and hasn’t become a problem yet.

With our system in full swing with Dad setting the locks and walking a few yards ahead, I was able eventually to get the phone at my pocket and start taking pictures I even managed to take a video at some point exactly what lap and not sure because the numbers like I said don’t really correlate they not in 123 order. The Trent and Mersey actually passes the main offices well the regional offices, for the canal and River Trust so there are places where you can more up and take on water there is also a little Museum/shop thing but we didn’t have time to go and look inside maybe on the way back or in a few days I will have a look myself are there are two water points as well so that’s quite useful.

As we travelled along I think it was the fourth lock there was a volunteer who helped us though which nice and said we were about the 14th boat he’d helped. There were a few more boats than that after us so on behalf or all us thank you.

We went along to the next lock and with the system going we finished it in next to no time the rest of the journey was just a case of finding a place to Moor. Near a set of rings Ezri’s centre line being used as the Middle Rope to moor on the ring and the back and front mooring chains.

As always we left plenty of room between myself and the boat in front but half an hour after we stopped the people in front of our but decided they didn’t want to stick around so Ezri Dad and Me had a nice diner of steak pasties, pie and coffee.

So as always thank you for reading and see yo next week for the blog post

Total Miles covered so far (Start point Bugsworth) =  40 miles  7 furlongs

Miles covered this trip =  2 miles  4 1/4 furlongs.

Places been/Stopped- Bugsworth, Strines Road Narrows, Carr Swing Bridge, Bancroft Bridge No 8, Higher Poynton Winding Hole, Braddocks Bridge No. 19, Lane Head Winding Hole, Clark’ Change Bridge, Leadbeater’s Bridge No 40, Royal Oak Swing Bridge No. 49, Locketts Bridge No. 53. River Dane Aqueduct (12 locks) Congleton Bridge No 61, Buglauton Cattle Aqueduct, Biddulph Valley Aqueduct, Kent Green Pipe Bridge Knowsley Lane Bridge No 95. Coopers Bridge No. 135.

Narrowboat Ezri – The 100 Miles Adventure – What went before.

Last weeks blog post was about crossing the divide between the Macclesfield Canal and the Trent and Mersey which got me thinking, after two year on Ezri how many other canals which make up the two thousand mile length network have we completely covered.

The funny thing is that I never kept a complete record (just are few notes and Condensed diary dates) when I did the trip from Blue Water marina in Thorpe West Yorkshire to my eventual destination of Littleborough in Lancashire.

I knew my starting point and had a vague the idea of my end destination, but really no idea what was really involved, so it was one big push, afraid if I slowed down that I would have been left behind and lost from the people who were help me, But now I know better. 

Yet sad because with all the rushing about I missed all most everything and its only when I watch other people’s YouTube videos or see a Mention of a lock do I just about remember the trip, the heat from the sun as it was high in the sky and working the wood 2 by 4 paddle on the Aire and Calder, all memories which wish I could hold on to longer. 

When I do think about things its amazing that I was able with help cover so many parts of the canal network even crossing the Lancashire Yorkshire border more than once.

The First Three Weeks
New Junction Canal 
Aire and Calder Main Line
Aire and Calder – Navigation – Wakefield
Calder and Hebble – Navigation

The rest of the year
Rochdale Canal 99%
Ashton Canal

The 100 mile Adventure
Peak Forest
Macclesfield

The following is a simple map showing our movement this side of the Pennines, the red shows the first Adventure and the Purple shows the new 100 mile adventure we are still continue to do.

the map was Illustrated by Bek Cruddace, for More information go to Bekcuddace.co.uk.

That’s your lot for this week, and As always thank you for reading and I hope you can join me next when head up the Trent and Mersey.

Narrowboat Ezri – The 100 Miles Adventure – Two Down, One More To Go.

The Peak Forest complete, The Macclesfield complete. So this week we head on to the Trent and Mersey, well in fact without knowing it we have done a few furlongs already. 

You would think that links between the canals happened at junctions but the link for the Macclesfield and Trent and Mersey happens at what is called a stop lock a link between systems to prevent water leakage the odd thing is that it’s not really a lot it’s two gates and it drops you about six inches in total. So deep in a secluded area of the Macclesfield just after the last water point, there it is.

But I am jumping ahead, Having walked to Ezri checked water and oil levels it was a simple case of  starting her engine and undoing her ropes then pushing off. The first part of that went fine, check, count switch off, but when I came to the middle rope I found it was lose, no big deal is happened before. Well this time the chains were not even linked into the barrier, 

Pulling the chain out the water it became clear, why one of the rings had been undone and in fact missing. as if someone had unscrewed if the D clip and left it fall in the water and the ring sinking to bottom of the canal lost. I always tie Ezri at three points so she didn’t become adrift but it still very maddening, I plan to make more than one spare next time.

After finding out all this we had wait as three boat went past one narrowboat heading up the Macclesfield one heading down and a small canoe which made waves, real hard big waves, We let them head out of our way and set ourselves.

Having been down this bit of canal it was some what easy to work out were Ezri needed to be, but half way down we came across the canoe people again which even moving Ezri out of the way rocked her a lot, the rest of the trip was nicely done and simple and it was somewhat odd to stop for the lock, It was only when made to our end point did we find out it was link between the Macclesfield and the Trent and Mersey.

So as always thank you for reading and see yo next week for the blog post

Total Miles covered so far (Start point Bugsworth) =  38 miles 3 1/2 furlongs

Miles covered this trip =  1  miles  1 1/2 furlongs.

Places been/Stopped- Bugsworth, Strines Road Narrows, Carr Swing Bridge, Bancroft Bridge No 8, Higher Poynton Winding Hole, Braddocks Bridge No. 19, Lane Head Winding Hole, Clark’ Change Bridge, Leadbeater’s Bridge No 40, Royal Oak Swing Bridge No. 49, Locketts Bridge No. 53. River Dane Aqueduct (12 locks) Congleton Bridge No 61, Buglauton Cattle Aqueduct, Biddulph Valley Aqueduct, Kent Green Pipe Bridge Knowsley Lane Bridge No 95.


Narrowboat Ezri – The 100 Miles Adventure –  Third time Lucky

Even when I was getting wet week last week, even when I bailing out the water from the leak. I try and make things sound fun, as me and Ezri make our way around the canal network. But I don’t think with this one, the task for the day was simple one, turn around get some fuel and moor up back in the same place as I have a few days left here.

Things started out Easy, I turned Ezri’s key counted to 20 and her engine came kicking into life, we untied her ropes and Decided to leave the change as we were coming back to the morning, I worked out there was space a few feet head so we could use that to turn around in, I was able to come in and Dad got off rope in hand all we needed to do was move backwards Dad would then pull Ezri around I would then head to the fuel pump at the Marina.

Well first Ezri didn’t want to go backwards despite having about a foot of spare space behind her and when dad tried to push her back that didn’t work. We tried a second time only to get stuck and Ezri’s tiller arm smacking me in the stomach so there was nothing for it but to head up the network and find bigger space.

The second one we found was a lot wider so we tried again but once again Ezri didn’t want to go backwards despite my best efforts, and Dad holding her front rope telling me which way to move Ezri’s tiller but it didn’t work I got a second whack for my trouble and Ezri started making odd sounds. Which is never a good sign so the there was nothing for it but to go deeper.

Now by this point I was in a little of pain and Dad was getting tried of walking and pulling, So right in the center of the bend we tried again slowly and only just making it this time,facing the right way heading back to the Marina Dad got on and off we went Ezri was not happy one bit. She kept fighting me, it was if I was running thought sand we did make it to the Marina and got some fuel want we got in total I can’t really remember as I was still too focused on the fact that he was being a bit of a pain in the backside.

I thought that after all that messing about was over when headed out but no, Ezri had one last trick to keep us on our toes she decided to almost hit the boat to her left as we came down the canal back to the mooring and then overshoot the mooring place and we had to drag back quite a few feet. Not only that but the mooring chains for decided to lodge themselves within the steel work of the barrier.

We move again on Friday I just Ezri is a better frame of mind, as I don’t want have start fighting her again.

Narrowboat Ezri – The 100 Miles Adventure – Two For The Price Of One.

We coming to the end of the Macclesfield canal soon as it joins the Trent and Mersey, but that’s not until next week. This weeks all about two’s. Two trips and two crew. The frist trip was small and done in the sunshine the second was a good stretch and done in the pouring rain, but will two crew members. 

We shall start with the short trip, The Macclesfield is one of the easier section of the network we have been so far, stay in the middle of the water and when you find metal barrier pull in a chain up, now most of the bigger narrow boats go to bigger safest points or the 48 hour places and sometimes only use two ropes. Ezri being only 35 foot gives her a lot more space to play with. 

The center of Congleton is once again 48 hour and being very close to Heritage Marina hire boats it get filled up quickly the rest of the bank both before and after needs the weeds cutting, so braking the trip there isn’t the best thing to do was to pick to move from aqueduct to aqueduct, which I though would have just over a mile but when, we tied up it was just 7 1/2 furlongs. The funny thing was that just before the Aqueduct stop there was/is a small cut out very much like the Littleborough quay I was in a long time ago, I didn’t see anyway of getting back to the towpath so, we picked a spot just on the end of the aqueduct.

Total Miles covered so far (Start point Bugsworth) =  33 miles 5 furlongs

Miles covered this trip =  7 1/2 furlongs

Being in such an open space, the wind and the weather does make Ezri move around a lot more her back rope undoing its self, so by Friday it was time to move. The plan was to get some fuel and then head on the Trent and Mersey and find a 14 day place but the weather wanted to play. 

Unlike most trips which are just me and my dad, my bother Joel came along this time. He parked his car we walked to Ezri me checking on the canal making sure there was nothing in the way, as we got half though the walk the rain came only a little on too heavy just enough to keep the cyclists and the dog walkers away it surprising that I did see a few boats heading the opposite way. The rain didn’t stop when we reached Ezri in fact it got worse, and want had been light shower was now becoming a torrential rainstorm, Dad took his place inside and as pushed Ezri though the rain Joel moved between us keeping look at (he’s the black hooded figure in the video)

Unlike the last time Joel was with us there was no locks, bridges or lack of water to stop Ezri in fact I think she was showing off at one point moving to the left before I had seen the on coming boat. Both Dad and Joel did get a chance to dry off a little being inside Ezri as for me we the heater in Joel’s helped a lot. Too tired to cook after such a long trip we decided to go out for a meal so with picked up Katie my sister in law and off we all went and even then the rain still can down.

So as always thank you for reading and see yo next week for the blog post

Total Miles covered so far (Start point Bugsworth) =  37 miles 2 furlongs

Miles covered this trip =  3 miles 5  1/2 furlongs.

Places been/Stopped- Bugsworth, Strines Road Narrows, Carr Swing Bridge, Bancroft Bridge No 8, Higher Poynton Winding Hole, Braddocks Bridge No. 19, Lane Head Winding Hole, Clark’ Change Bridge, Leadbeater’s Bridge No 40, Royal Oak Swing Bridge No. 49, Locketts Bridge No. 53. River Dane Aqueduct (12 locks) Congleton Bridge No 61, Buglauton Cattle Aqueduct, Biddulph Valley Aqueduct, Kent Green Pipe Bridge.

Narrowboat Ezri – The 100 Miles Adventure – Under the Arch

As you leave the Bosley there is section of barrier which is 48 hours only, and as I have seen all the way along the Macclesfield there is lot of the bank that needs cutting down so without going any further down we decided to stop as there was a little group which is always nice to see. When we did stop everyone got talking is like a village everyone telling us about the canal and the locks or the weather mostly nice a light. 

Around there its the wind you notice the most even having come down into the valley from the locks, but a small fire soon keeps the cold away. So it was moving day once again, I always feel a little bit of disappointment when leaving a place like this, if I have left something unexplored, but unlike when me and Ezri were alone I know there is chance we will be coming back is way soon.

Dad takes his place at the front of Ezri and the head off, Ezri just gliding over the water and the sun beating down, I am getting to know when and if Ezri needs me to move her tiller, but today she needs no help in fact I was able to flim as we went under the railway arch which carries the main lines though Congleton heading to London. I wanted to try and also try and show how over grown some of the canal is in some places and how that I have to watch out for the odd bird using the plants as nesting.

I know that some people will look at how few miles, we have been doing and be upset, but the thing is that Ezri is all about exploring, In our first week a two days me and Ezri did a about 71 miles just geting to littlebrough and missed almost everything. But that for next weeks blog.

So, as always thank you reading and see you next week. 

Total Miles covered so far (Start point Bugsworth) =  32 miles 5 1/2 furlongs

Miles covered this trip =  1 miles  1/2 furlongs

Places been/Stopped- Bugsworth, Strines Road Narrows, Carr Swing Bridge, Bancroft Bridge No 8, Higher Poynton Winding Hole, Braddocks Bridge No. 19, Lane Head Winding Hole, Clark’ Change Bridge, Leadbeater’s Bridge No 40, Royal Oak Swing Bridge No. 49, Locketts Bridge No. 53. River Dane Aqueduct (12 locks) Congleton Bridge No 61 


Narrowboat Ezri – The 100 Miles Adventure – Going Down Bosley Locks

Before we set out, Dad and me had a little bit of dinner something simple just warming up hotdogs, I have made food like this before in the cold winter when Ezri was at winter moorings, but out on the water its somehow cooler.

Any way back to the trip, as we ate another boat came past us, so we desided to follow it slowly and not take on water at the point. Giving them time to reach and use the lock, the 12 Bosley locks are single so its one boat at a time. By the time we got there they had passed through and it was our turn, I tied Ezri up and Dad started to refill the lock, in no time we were though it working our way towards the second and as we left another boat began to work the first lock behind us. 

So with one boat in front of us working the second lock and one in the first we tied up again and waited and waited it turned out there was a boat in the third lock going down to.  Four boats all going down, It took a little bit but then it was our turn in the second lock I got in a dad worked the gates and paddles down we went, nice a simple I tied up and waited again Dad walked to the third lock and helped the boat going down so we were there a good ten minutes. 

Still I though in is small group of four going down. Now at the third lock the road travels over the canal so there is bridge which you can’t see over or pass if your working the lock or on a boat. The boat Dad had helped was out of the lock and he’d put water in for me in enter so carefully I went in Dad was still on left hand side making sure the paddles were down when a young man came running up the towpath he started, shouting about how it was his turn and he wanted to come up and we had cost him half an hour he didn’t even have his windless and then asked Dad did he know the rules. 

Dad said he would as quick as he could and the man went back down the hill. Dad let the water go and down Ezri went. We had been in group of four last time, I had checked one in the lock one in the pound swaping places until we reach the last lock. That was the plan but now is guy was shouting the odds.  Dad when to tell the boat behind me about the boat comming up. As Ezri and me came out of the lock  to tied to the side a small fibreglass boat half the size of Ezri if that, her crew were all female one woman in her late 30’s and three girls.

There was no sign of the narrowboat we had let down earlier, I past the fiberglass boat and headed to lock number four which was wasn’t set for going down, Someone had let the water go so I had to wait for dad to set  now the one in one out lock system wasn’t going to work here water in the pound for the boat waiting and water in the lock.for going down, but I didn’t work that out until Dad ask me to move off Ezri was suck on rock so I had to wait until lock three started to empty so I could flot in.

I not going talk about all 12 of the locks as there is video of a few of them and few photos as well, Like all my videos there shot live no edits just pure sound and pictures. They are hand held on old Nokia N series phone I don’t even let YouTube play with them. I may link them together at the end of the adventure but for now here is some raw narrowboating.

When we had done all the locks we made it to a 48 hour moorring spot and got talking to the other boats and they told Dad that the fiberglass guy was blaming everyone. He had bullied is way up the locks, in fact the boat I had behind apologized to him. Now one of three things could have happened they saw him tie up and didn’t tell Dad hoping he would get to lock before us or two they pasted him in the pound and didn’t tell him there were more boats coming down and lastly he’d been there the whole time watched them and Dad work the lock and come down which would have been a good 30 minutes and done nothing.

As always thank you reading and see you next week. –  By the way the two next blog posts are going to moving ones.

Total Miles covered so far (Start point Bugsworth) =  31 miles 5  furlongs

Miles covered this trip =  1 miles 2 1/2 furlongs

Places been/Stopped- Bugsworth, Strines Road Narrows, Carr Swing Bridge, Bancroft Bridge No 8, Higher Poynton Winding Hole, Braddocks Bridge No. 19, Lane Head Winding Hole, Clark’ Change Bridge, Leadbeater’s Bridge No 40, Royal Oak Swing Bridge No. 49, Locketts Bridge No. 53. River Dane Aqueduct (12 locks)